Taksim Dayanışması, a solidarity group dedicated to advocate for Taksim Gezi Park, made a press statement at 7 pm local time tonight and announced its immediate demands.
The statement was read by Tayfun Kahraman, chairperson of Chamber of City Planners Istanbul Branch. He listed the group’s demands as follows:
* Gezi Park, will remain as a park. We will not allow neither Topçu Barracks project, nor anything else that would violate the nature and our living areas.
* All officials - including Istanbul governor Police Commissioner - who prevented people from using their democratic rights, who gave oppression orders, who executed these orders, who caused several injuries must resign immediately. Use of tear gas bombs must be banned.
* Our friends who were detained all across Turkey to join the resistance must be released immediately and all charges must be dropped.
* All public demonstration bans especially in Taksim Square but also throughout Turkey must end. (NV/AS/BM)
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