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May Day Resistance in İstanbul

category greece / turkey / cyprus | workplace struggles | news report author Thursday May 02, 2013 23:51author by Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet - Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet Report this post to the editors

May Day Resistance in İstanbul

Last three year, turkish state gave permission to the workers union to “celebrate” May Day in Taksim where is one of the symbol square for revolutionary people because of its place in Bloody May Day history in 1977. Turkish state forbid Taksim Square for May Day this year same as three years before. During this “legal” May Day years, state tried to make people forget the real meaning of May Day. We know that May Day is the rebel day of the oppressed ones, workers and revolutionary people. It is the day we raise the anger against state and capitalists. This year state changed its strategy for May Day. The governor of İstanbul ban all transportation in the city, set up control points for the ones who wants to protest the situation.
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Last three year, turkish state gave permission to the workers union to “celebrate” May Day in Taksim where is one of the symbol square for revolutionary people because of its place in Bloody May Day history in 1977. Turkish state forbid Taksim Square for May Day this year same as three years before. During this “legal” May Day years, state tried to make people forget the real meaning of May Day. We know that May Day is the rebel day of the oppressed ones, workers and revolutionary people. It is the day we raise the anger against state and capitalists. This year state changed its strategy for May Day. The governor of İstanbul ban all transportation in the city, set up control points for the ones who wants to protest the situation.

The executers of the state and capitalists are thinking that they can effort to forbid our liberty. We were on streets, not just for the restricted Taksim Square and illegallized May Day. We were on streets against the powers who are stealing our lives, against the bosses who impose us slavery, against the state which is unjustness itself. We were on streets with our placard “To Revolution with Anarchist Action” as same as the past May Day’s.

The governor of İstanbul, secratary of the state and prime minister declared the prohibition for May Day with a defend of “urban gentrification” of Taksim Square. The busses, metros, metrobus and ferries were canceled. Although these cancellation, thousands were in Şişli in front of DİSK(Biggest Wokers Unions) Central Office building for preparing to walk to Taksim.
With the slogans in Turkish and Kurdish “We are in May Day Square on May Day”, “Viva May Day” action was started. Police attack the unions, organizations, political parties and people who tried to go Taksim. Many people have been injured by poliçe who used gas bombs, compressed water and plastic bullets. After poliçe attack, everybody gathered in front of DİSK building again.
Police prevent the ambulances to reach DİSK building. Police blockaded the building and attack with the gas bombs inside the building. Police terror was not just in Şişli in DİSK building. Police attack people brutally in Beşiktaş, Mecidiyeköy and in other parts of İstanbul.

Tens of people have been injured during the day because of police terror. Two of these injuries are dangerous. 72 people have been taken into custody.

Anarchists were on streest also in the other cities of Turkey for May Day.

In spite of state’s terror, the fire that our comrades lighted in 1886 will expand in streets in every May Day. The anger of the oppressed ones will live against gas bombs, plastic bullets, custodies and arrests and all prohibitons.

DAF-Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action)

Related Link: http://anarsistfaaliyet.org/sokak/1-mayista-taksim-dire...nisi/

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