Turkey’s two major unions—which consist of roughly 800,000 workers—went on a one-day strike on Monday to show solidarity with the protesters who were evicted from Gezi Park on Saturday night.
Thousands of peaceful protesters, choking on the fumes and stumbling among the tents, put up little physical resistance, even as plain-clothes police manhandled many to drive them from the park.
The raucous protests that have rocked Istanbul over the past week ramped up as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent in troops to clear Gezi Park.
This Saturday, June 8th, Occupy Solidarity with #OccupyGeziNYC. Join us in Liberty Plaza to gather in common cause with the Taksim Square movement and the people of Turkey.