Wow, the turks are very brave and they’re not backing down. And get this—the MILITARY are backing the protesters!
Facebook is deleting posts and photos, so I’m sharing this here on my blog.
A German friend is sharing her version of current events since the media in Turkey is not. Her account is from other Facebook users.
June 4th, 2013
All My Turkish Friends connections, posts and pictures have miraculously disappeared from FB.
Turkish Citizens have Military Backup
[19:30] reader’s letter-DE: Direct from Turkey, very interesting:
I copied the text from Facebook:
Christine Barth GERMANY FOR MY FRIENDS: ==> IN ISTANBUL IS THE HELL OFF! HERE WE HAVE NO MOBILE INTERNET MORE HOTELS AND APARTMENTS AVAILABLE TO MAKE YOUR WIRELESS. HERE ARE AT LEAST 10,000 PEOPLE TO 3:00 AT NIGHT! STREET BATTLES AND RESIGNATION SLOGANS! ALL FULL OF GAS, THE GAS OF INJURED PROTESTER IS DIRECTLY FROM THE REAR BE REPLACED, THE FRONT SO THAT CAN NOT BE BROKEN. Military bases DISTRIBUTE THE PEOPLE’S GAS MASK, COPS THREATEN THE SOLDIERS WITH GAS FIRING! From helicopters IS GAS FIRED ON U.S., stronger GAS OTHER THAN THAT WHICH USE THE GROUND TROOPS! ABOUT ALL COACHES ARE FROM TURKEY WITH SUPPORTERS IN approaching. ANKARA IN IZMIR AND OTHER CITIES ARE THE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS! HOPE THIS TIME WILL BE THE END OF THE ACP GOVERNMENT … TOMORROW WILL BE IN ALL CITIES PLANNED DEMOS, HAVE ALSO HEARD IN Frankfurt … THE TURKISH CHANNELS SHOW NOTHING / NADA / ZERO! ! ! SHARING MY STATUS, ALL SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. INTERNET IS COMING AND GOING THINK TIME SOON THE CAPS ALL THE LINES!
THE MILITARY SUPPORT THE PROTESTERS against THE POLICE! WHAT IS HERE GO? THAT IS THE POLICE IS IN TURKEY AS Paramilitary ORGANIZATION … AMAZING
Supplies left out for those in need after tear gas attack, etc.
Know that Christine is right: this very scenario could duplicate on American/Canadian soil. Be ready. It’s almost looking like people in revolt against their governments is the only thing that is going to stop the tyranny on this planet.
Question: What would you do if this same situation came up where you live? Would you hide in your home? Would you support the protesters and join them? Would you provide supplies and assistance to those who protest? Just asking.
See more images from Istanbul.