Gezi families in Amed: Shoulder to shoulder against fascism
For twenty days, Amed has protested against the removal of Mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı from his post. Today, the protest was joined by the parents of activists who died in the 2013 Gezi Uprising in Istanbul.
Since 19 August, Amed (Diyarbakır) has protested against the appointment of trustees to the metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin in northern Kurdistan.
In addition to politicians from the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) and ESP (Socialist Party of the Oppressed), Peace Mothers and other activists, parents of victims of the 2013 Gezi Uprising in Istanbul took part in the "Vigil for Democracy" on the Lise Street near the City Hall.
The parents of Gezi victims in solidarity with the people of Amed included the father of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, the mother of Ahmet Atakan, the parents of Berkin Elvan, the mother of Ethem Sarısülük and the mother of Medeni Yıldırım, who was killed by Turkish security forces during protests in Lice district of Amed in 2013. The parents, wearing a banner with pictures of their children and the slogan "shoulder to shoulder against fascism", marched over the Lise Streer and were greeted with applause at the vigil.