Stand-still protest outside Turkish embassy to remember 7 dead in Gezi Park protests
|Publication Date||26 July 2013|
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On Sunday, 28 July at 12pm, ARTICLE 19 will hold a 'standing-man' protest outside the Turkish Embassy in London.
Sunday marks two months since the start of the Gezi Park protests in Turkey which were marred by police brutality and the use of indiscriminate and disproportionate force.
Seven people died as a result of the protests.
The seven-minute silent protest will reproduce the original 'standing man' protests in Turkey and will call on the authorities to fully respect the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful demonstration in Turkey.
The protest will be replicated in front of Turkish embassies and consulates worldwide, with the same action taking place in Brussels, Bucharest, Geneva, New York, Paris, and Toronto. In London, ARTICLE 19 will be joined by Index on Censorship, Art 4 Democracy, and English PEN.
What: 'Standing-man' 7 minute silent protest
Why: To remember the seven people who died in recent protests and call on Turkish authorities to fully respect the rights of freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful demonstration
When: Sunday 28 July, 12pm (midday)
Where: Outside the Embassy of Turkey, 43 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PA
NOTES FOR EDITORS
CONTACT: Charlotte Gill, 07951 047 041 OR Oliver Spencer, 07837 833 893
ARTICLE 19 is an international NGO which defends freedom of expression and right to information.
Turkey has been engulfed by nationwide protests since the heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters occupying Taksim Square's Gezi Park in late May 2013. Despite the ongoing disproportionate use of force by police, as well as indiscriminate use of tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets, protests against the current government have continued through June and into July.
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