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#OccupyGezi Has Demands

Posted 10 months ago on June 6, 2013, 1:36 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: turkey, demands, #occupygezi

Millions are in revolt in Turkey. Although the revolt is called the Gezi Park Resistance, it is no longer about saving trees and parks from the neoliberal capitalist governmental plan of urban renewal. Instead, it is a cry of millions of young people for more freedom and democracy. This is a historic protest of young people, belonging to different social classes, holding different sociocultural and political stands that have no political agenda other than the collective will to end state authoritarianism. It is also momentous due to its politicizing effect on millions of middle class urbanite young people who are often criticized as an apolitical digital generation by their elders. Although this uprising is mobilized and mainly consists of young people of different demographic traits, it is also supported and participated by people from all walks of life and different political stripes across the country.

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1: Gezi Park must stay as a park

2: Governors and the police chiefs, and everyone who gave orders for, enforced or implemented violent repression must resign

3: Tear gas, bombs, and other similar materials must be prohibited

4: Detained citizens must be immediately released

5: All the meeting and demonstration bans effecting all squares and public areas must be abolished and stopped

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