Police have thwarted attempts by Turkish women to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Istanbul’s famed Istiklal Avenue.
According to Turkish media outlets and several human rights defenders, police fired plastic bullets at a group of around 300 activists in the country’s largest city.
According to Cumhuriyet daily, numerous women have been detained by the police.
Taksim Tünel’de ‘kadına yönelik şiddete hayır’ demek için yürümek isteyen kadınlara, polis müdahale etti.
— #ÖZGÜRÜZ (@Ozguruz_org) November 25, 2018
While Turkey somewhat hypocritically warns France about its police crackdown on barricades, here is Madrid, where women are drumming for their rights.
If they tried this in Istanbul, they would get a beating and a gassing. My point being, don’t throw stones from glass houses. pic.twitter.com/k91YRUnemC
— Can Okar (@canokar) November 25, 2018