UK solidarity for Turkey Protesters – massive crowd gathered in Whitehall. Demonstrators protesting at the way colleagues treated back in their home nation.
Protesters in Turkey given a boost today when more than a thousand people in the UK with roots in Turkey marched on the streets of London in solidarity with colleagues. Their support hailed as giving strength to those back home. The protestors in Turkey under attack for their demonstrations in the country.
President Erdogan supported the security forces. They used brutality against demonstrators who opposed redevelopment plans in Taksim and Gezi Park.
Turkish government wants to build a new shopping centre. The building works would destroy trees and green land in the city centre. Water cannons and police brutality were used to disperse the crowd.
Turkish protesters in London marched from the Turkish Embassy in Belgrave Square to Downing Street. They wanted to draw attention to the atrocities of security forces against Gezi Park protestors. A large crowd took part in the rally.
Speakers from the rally called on Erdogan to stop the brutality and prevent the destruction of the green land in the heart of the city.
ynuk.tv was there and got reaction from demonstrators
Were they right to march? Would it have any affect on the government in Turkey? Turks living in London eager to support protestors in their homeland. They believed it a crucial method to get a message across to the Turkish government.
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