In this short video, Amnesty International researcher, Andrew Gardner, gives an assessment from Gezi Park in Istanbul. Take a look and then read down to find out what you can do to help.
As Prime Minister Erdogan warns of “his limited” patience and rallies his supporters, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protestors in Kizilay, at the center of Ankara. Protests elsewhere in the country have continued.
Amnesty continues to closely monitor events in Turkey. Meanwhile Amnesty’s campaign to defend the basic rights of freedom of expression and assembly, as well as its condemnation of police violence continue apace, with tens of thousands joining in the campaign worldwide.