Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey (2013)

This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoglu district became a battle zone for three consecutive weeks with conflicts continuing afterward. So far five people have died and thousands have been injured. The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large scale urban renewal project. The police used extreme force during a series of police attacks that began on 28 May 28 2013 and which came to a dramatic head in the early morning... read more
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