The third statement on the uprisings in Turkey written by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF, or Revolutionary Anarchist Action) and originally published in Meydan Gazetesi.
Our Rage is Growing, So Does Our Struggle!
The going on occupation of the Taksim Square and Gezi Park has been attacked by the police this morning. After the meeting of the Council of Ministers yesterday, the police came to the square early in the morning at about 7 oclock, while shooting tear gas, the police made announcements that they are not going to attack to the park. Hundreds of police entered to Taksim Square pleading that there will be no attack to the park and saying that only the banners will be moved away. While the pankarts on AKM are moved away another group of police wanted to move away the tents on the square. The people wanted to stop the police and police attacked to the people with tear gas.
While the attack of the police is going on many people started to come to the square against this faschist attack. To stop the coming of the people, the police shooted tear gas in the metro station and Taksim Metro station is closed for transportation now.
The police is using heavy tear gas, sound bombs and plastic bullet while spraying pressured water with waten canons, A group of the resisters made a peoples' chain standing hand in hand and the police shooted tear gas canisters from a short distance. Many people are injured with canisters but after the effect of the tear gas went off many people came together and made the chain again.
Although the police announced that there will be "no intervention" to the park, they heavily shooted tear gas in the park, even to the infirmary in the park, the injured ones were carried from the area.
Many people were injured with tear gas canisters and plastic bullets. Alp Altinörs, who is a member of Taksim Solidarity Initiative is injured with a plastic bullet from his forehead and hospitalised by an ambulance. It is known that the police are targetting the people while shooting.
On the other hand the police have started to raid the political places and ofices. Bureau of a socialist group is raided and many people are taken into custody by force. The police cuffed the resisters and brutally beat them while they were taken.
Despite the harsh attack, the people on Taksim Square and in Gezi Park are going on resisting. The faschist state, opression and police terror can not discourage us, our struggle is going on, our rage is growing so does our struggle.
Everywhere is Istanbul and everywhere is resistance against state terrorism, police violence and capitalist exploitation.
RIOT, REVOLUTION, ANARCHY!
Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF)