May Day 2017
The 1st of May 2017 has been celebrated all over Turkey. In Istanbul, thousands of people gathered in Bakirkoy where they had to pass through strict police controls. The crowd commemorated the protesters who have had lost their lives during the Taksim Square massacre on May Day 1977. Police forces used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters who wanted to gather on Taksim Square. Many people have been detained in the course of the day.
Close to 4000 people gathered in the miner’s town Zonguldak for May Day celebrations. The crowd consisting of various political activists, students and laborers walked from Station Street to the miner’s memorial.
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