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"Snowball death" in Turkey

Harmless fun turned into a politicized loss

Hey :)

So, I am a little behind with my blog entries. This one is out of order because I found it to be important to upload it timely. I am now in Istanbul, Turkey and current issues popped up in front of my house. I will upload the rest of my videos about my time in Mexico soon.

Some Comments

A few links where you can read up on this and other incidents in Turkey:

The song sang at the protest

New York Times article

Aslans murder

Aslan and violence against women

Politicizing violence?

Tweet and personal stories about #sendeanlat (#youspeakout)

Men wearing skirts for the (victimized) women of Turkey

Erasmus student imprisoned - German language

Erasmus students arrested

Turkish madia

The Bull is a famous statue in Kadikoy center. Posters from protesters are laid down because many will see it there. It is a popular meeting point.

This is the shop after the first demonstration.

... and a little bit later.

Notice about the event and the protest

These notices are hung up on the windows of some shops. It says: you are allowed to throw a snowball at this window.

As of today there have been at least 3 demonstration for this topic that i witnessed

Posted by nerikimmera 14:30 Archived in Turkey Tagged turkey death protest demonstration fight snowball erdogan

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