International Women's Day 2017: Protests, Activism And A Strike – Live

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In Istanbul over 10,000 people, mostly women, walked the long Istiklal Avenue, chanting “end male-perpetrated violence” and “Tayyip, Tayyip, run, run, we are coming”.

“Tayyip” refers to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to create an executive presidency that would see the post of prime minister abolished.

On 16 April, the Turkish public will vote on whether to change the current system, which the government argues causes instability – while critics claim greater powers for Erdogan will lead to one-man rule.

A deep purple dominated the colourful crowds in Istanbul who held placards saying “women are free” and “we are strong united”.

The march was organised by multiple women’s rights groups and attendees included LGBT individuals, young women, students and also men – many of whom were carrying “No” posters.

For Nurten Karanci who attended the march, being a woman in Turkey means a “fight to live, to survive”.

Last year, a woman was attacked in Istanbul for wearing shorts on a public bus while another woman wearing a headscarf said she was kicked and insulted last month.

Women’s activists often call for an end to violence against women in a country where hundreds of women are killed every year, often by their husbands.

Despite a heavy police presence and water cannon trucks on standby, the Istanbul march took place peacefully as they walked from Taksim Square to Sishane on the other end of the avenue on the European side of Istanbul.

Members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), whose two co-leaders remain under arrest accused of terror links, also took part of the march in Istanbul.

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Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/mar/08/international-womens-day-2017-protests-activism-strike-live

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