Video & Photos – #ResistIstanbulAthensNYC
From New York, we hoped to do our modest part in solidarity with the ongoing Turkish struggle. Fifty people gathered at 1:30 last Saturday (6/8) outside Pace University, following one of the Greece Solidarity panel talks at the Left Forum…
Chanting, “Istanbul, Athens, NYC – Resist in every ciiiii-ty,” we marched for a few blocks to Zuccotti Park, where 1500 Turkish Americans and Occupiers were rallying all day long.
They greeted our arrival with thunderous applause!
Side by side, the national symbols take on a different meaning.
Unprecedented in recent decades: Greeks and Turks standing together in NYC!
Hundreds of people seated themselves for an assembly.
Asli Bulbul read the Taksim Square declaration of demands.
Video: Stacey Mazurek (youtube)
Despina Lalaki delivered a statement for AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement.
Video: nothingofficial (youtube)
No one knows what happens next in Turkey. If on Facebook, follow every hour from Istanbul with frontline photographer Jenna Pope:
We hope, despite the dark threats from the Turkish government, that by next Saturday the struggle to save Gezi Park (at least) might be victorious. We pray for no more bloodshed!
We know this is only the beginning of a longer collaboration with our Turkish friends of OccupyGeziParkNYC.
Report: Nikos Levis
AKNY on Youtube