Why should we care about #occupygezi?

''To all my friends living abroad; a message from my friend; please read and share!

PM Tayyip Erdogan's police attacked today at 5am the protesters defending a park in the center of Istanbul and woke them in their tents with pepper spray and burnt down their tents. The attack is disproportional and unjust.

The protest itself is against the destruction of Gezi Parki the only green left in the center of Istanbul and construction of a shopping mall instead (by people who are in close relations with pm and the government). It was never only about the park. The park became a symbol for everything that the government is tearing down, the trees they cut down, the history they destroyed, the rivers they polluted, the seas they filled with cement, all in the name of economical growth, and of course the laws they have enacted to attack our private lives... The protest at the park is a protest against their corrupt government. So please spread the world by using social media, Facebook, twitter, FriendFeed etc... We are using the following hashtags: #direngeziparki #ayagakalk #geziparki #occupygezi

Today a war long due has begun... It's a day of unity.. I hope your hearts are beating with ours. Let our love and determination defeat their ambition for money.''

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