After Taksim Solidarity made a call to the Gezi Park at 7 p.m. today (May 31) for the 5th anniversary of the Gezi Resistance, the police have closed the park with barricades.
The Republic Monument at Taksim Square has also been surrounded with police barricades.
In a statement made by İstanbul Security Directorate, it has been stated, "Some roads at Taksim Square and its vicinity will be closed to vehicle traffic as of 3.30 p.m. until the end of related security measures." On the official website of the Security Directorate the list of roads to be closed to vehicle traffic as well as their alternatives have been indicated.
"Darkness passes, Gezi remains"
Taksim Solidarity gave a statement for the press on May 29 and made a call to the Gezi Park today at 7 p.m. with the slogan, "Darkness passes, Gezi remains."
In the statement, it was stated, "Wherever you are, chant a slogan, prepare a banner and take a picture of it, fasten a cloth around a tree, take to the parks, organize a forum, converse with one another, sing our songs. Gezi is everywhere you are." (TP/SD)
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