Protests in Istanbul © Serra Akcan/NarPhotos
What began as a demonstration to save in Istanbul has turned into a violent wave of repression against protestors throughout Turkey.
Tens of thousands of people have attended anti-government demonstrations following shockingly excessive measures used by police to disperse peaceful demonstrators. Amateur video footage shows police officers beating protestors with batons, using tear gas and water cannons. This is an ongoing and serious human rights crisis and Amnesty needs your help now.
Call on Turkey to end the use of excessive force on peaceful protestors which has seen at least two protestors die and over 7,800 people injured.