The People’s Record Saturday protest update
June 29, 2013
Saturday in Turkey (abc)
Thousands of protesters returned to Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday, demanding justice for a demonstrator slain by police fire during demonstrations that have swept Turkey this month. Police later forced the protesters out of the square, pushing them back using their shields.
In the capital, Ankara, police fired tear gas and pressurized water to break up a similar protest by a group of about 200 people, the Dogan news agency reported.
Saturday in Egypt (bbc)
Crowds are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the eve of a mass rally to demand the resignation of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi.
As darkness fell, thousands of people could be seen milling in the square, focus of the protests which brought down his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.
Saturday in India (THE HINDU)
In an unprecedented protest at Mananchira on Saturday, a group of Muslim women burned the All-India Sunni Jam-Iyyathul Ulema general secretary Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musalyar in effigy for his recent comments supporting a reduction in the legal marriage age for Muslim women.
The women who do not owe allegiance to any party or organization said that they were forced to protest after the many regressive comments from Muslim organizations and clerics supporting the recent circular to legalize marriage of Muslim girls who had completed 16.
This was perhaps the first time that a group of women from the community was protesting against their community leaders, they said. Power to the women!
Friday in Israel (haaretz)
Some 1,500 Palestinians protested in Wadi Ara in northern Israel on Friday against the government’s home demolitions. Protesters blocked a major road, causing heavy traffic in the area; they threw rocks at abusive police as the brutal police pelted the crowd with tear gas and stun grenades.
Two demonstrators were arrested on ‘suspicion of assaulting police officers’.
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