Saturday, 15 June 2013

15th of June Police Once Again Attack Demonstrators in Taksim- Updated

Today a demonstration was held in Ankara to boost the Prime Minister's morale. There, he continued to threaten the people and said "Taksim Square will be cleared. If you do not leave the square, the security forces of this country know how to clear that place.

An hour later the police have started attacking the people in Taksim once again.

16th of June

 04.30 The police is firing rubber bullets at the moment in Cihangir.

 04.00  The police continue attacking the crowd assembled in front of the Taksim Ilkyardim Hospital. The police are not ceasing their assault. 4 riot police have been seen beating a demonstrator to death in Kucukparmakkapi Alley. The protesters have carried the wounded demonstrator to the hospital.

03.48 The police and the military shooting gas bombs at the people in front of the Bosphorus Bridge.

03.44 Thousands of people assembled in Pangalti.

03.34 Soldiers are waiting on the Bosphorus Bridge.

03.31 The people of Osmanbey continue their resistance. The police continue their attacks.

03.25 The police continue attacking a crowd of 10,000 gathered in front of Taksim Ilkyardim Hospital.

03.15 After the attack on Uzuncayir, it has been reported that a student of Yildiz Technical University has been hit on the head with a gas canister and has been critically wounded.

03.05 The police have used extreme violence against the crowd near the bridge, the people have scatterd to the alleys.

03.03 The police are attacking the people in Altunizade. Excessive use of gas bombs reported.

03.00 The police are attacking people in Okmeydani.

02.59 The people are on their way towards the Bosphorus Bridge from Altunizade (the Asian side of Istanbul).

02.51  The police have crossed the barricade in Osmanbey. The people are retreating towards Rumeli Street.

02.49 The people of Osmanbey are on the streets.

02.44 The crowd in Osmanbey are chanting "Taksim Will Bury Fascism."

02.42 The crowd from Gazi Quarter continue their resistance near Okmeydani, despite the attacks of the police.

02.40 The police have attacked the crowd marching towards the Bosphorus Bridge.

02.33 The police contiune their attacks on Halaskar Gazi (Sisli). The police are trying to divide the crowd, yet they are unsuccessful.

02.23 Live streaming TV channels are being prevented by the police.

02.20 The police continue attacking the crowd marching towards Taksim from Osmanbey. The crowd is not retreating and is forming barricades in the alleys. The people are chanting "side by side against fascism!"

 02.15 The police in front of the Divan Hotel are marching towards Harbiye. Military panzers have arrived and are attacking the people.

02.12 The police have attacked those marching towards the Bosphorus Bridge.
02.06 After the police assault in Osmanbey the masses have begun marching towards Taksim. The Ramada Hotel has been turned into a medical centre.

01.58 The police continue attacking the people in Osmanbey.

01.54 The crowd in Uzuncaiyr (near the Bosphorus Bridge) have overcome the police barricade and are marching towards the bridge.
01.50 The people from Kartal, marching on the E-5 Highway, have passed the Bostanci junction. Tens of thousands are joining the mass.
 01.41 The people have blocked the traffic on Incirli Street, Bakirkoy.

01.40 The people of Harbiye are chanting the slogan "Tayyip Must Resign!"

01.28 The police have entered the Hilton Hotel.

01.06 The people have formed barricades around Osmanbey Metro Station. The police are shooting gas canisters while the people are responding with fireworks.

01.05 Thousands of people are marching on the E-5 highway to join the crowd marching to Taksim from the Asian side.

01.02 The people have set the barricade in Nisantasi ablaze.

01.00 RedHack, has hacked the TV channel of the parliament.

00.58 The peopl have attacked the people of Ornektepe with gas bombs and plastic bullets. The people are clashing with the police.

00.55 Detay Muzik, a store located near the place Hrant Dink was murdered is playing Ciao Bella. Tens of thousands are singing along.

00.54 The people of Gazi Quarter have reached the Sadabad junction, the people of Ornektepe have joined the demonstrators. Police have started shooting gas bombs at the people.

 00.48  The police are shooting gas canisters in Osmanbey. The crowd is retreating to Mecidiyeköy and Kurtulus.

00.46 Police have attacked the people in Osmanbey.

00.38 Tens of thousands of people gathered in Osmanbey, chanting "the government must resign." Police are firing blast bombs on the crowd.

00.36 More than 50 people injured in Taksim Hospital, 27 injured in Sisli hospital.
 00.30 Police panzers on Istiklal using water cannons against the people.

Harbiye at the moment:

00.23 The crowd from Gazi Quarter has joined the crowd from Nurtepe.

Besiktas at the moment:

00.22 The crowd from Bahçelievler has reached Topkapi.

Uzuncayir at the moment (near the Bosphorus Bridge):

00.20 Sainte Pulcherie High School has opened its Gates for the injured.

00.15 People are on the streets in Findikzade, clanking pots and pans

Kartal at the moment

00.08 Barricades formed in the fish market on Istiklal Street.

00.07 Head of the Turkish Association of Doctors, Ali Çerkezoglu has said: "As the doctors, we declare that we shall tend to all our citizens wounded in the protests."

00.06 The police are shooting gas canisters around Taksim Ilkyardim Hospital.

00.05 The people are waiting in fron of the police barricade in Uzuncayir. The crowd keeps growing.

00.04 The police have blocked the entrances to Kadikoy

15th of June

23.57 The minister of EU affairs, Egemen Bagis, has said "all those who participate in the Gezi protests will be tried as terrorists.

23.56 The German High School has opened its gates for the injured.

23.55 Thousands forming barricades on Istiklal

23.54 The people of Gazi Quarter are getting closer to Taksim.
23.52 Thousands of people marching from Nisantasi to Harbiye.

23.46 The police are attacking the people in Uzuncayir. The crowd is not dispersing despite the brutal assault.

23.42 The crowd in Akaretler (Besiktas-Istanbul) are holding a banner bearing the words "The Gezi Martyrs are Immortal."

23.40 The tens of thousands of people assembled in Kadikoy have reached Uzuncayir (on the Asian side of Istanbul, near the bridge).

23.38 The Dame de Sion High School has been turned into a medical clinic.

23.33 Hundreds of people in the Gazi Quarter of Istanbul have blocked the traffic on the highway.

23.28 Police are attacking the people of Mecdiyekoy with excessive amounts of tear gas and asphyxiating gas. Plastic bullets are being used indiscriminately.

23.27 Thousands of people assembled in Bakirkoy (Istanbul), the crowd is becoming ever the more numerous as people are marching through the neighbourhoods.

23.12 People assembled in Ortakoy (Istanbul) are being atacked by the police. The crowd is not scattering despite the poliçe assault.

23.09 Tens of thousands of people gathered in Kadıköy (Asian side of Istanbul) are meeting with the crowd arriving from Bagdat Street in order to march on Taksim

22.55 The Crowd marching from Gazi Quarter has reached 50,000. The police have broken into the Divan Hotel where the wounded had taken refuge.

22.37 The people of Kurtulus are on the streets chanting, the sound of pots and pans clanking in protest have filled the districts. Many have been wounded due to police brutality:

22.19 Ali Çerkezoğlu, head of the Turkish Association of Doctors (TTB), has said "If this attack continues for even one more hour, tonight will be Turkey's darkest night."

22.15 Police are attacking protesters in Mecdiyekoy.

Police are assaulting the main gates of Divan Hotel where hundred have taken refugee.

More than ten thousand gathered in Gazi Quarter, marching towards Taksim

22.00 Thousands of people have assembled in Sarigazi, Cekmekoy and Kartal (on the Asian side of Istanbul) they are marching on Taksim.

Thousands of people have assembled in Bakirkoy.

21.37 Police have trashed the medical clinic inside Divan Hotel, Taksim

21.30 Police attack and trash medical clinic inside Gezi Park

21.15 Police continue attacking the people gathered in the streets.

21.09 Police have entered Gezi Park, they are beating people up and taking down the tents. Members of the press are not allowed inside.

Will be updated



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