1st of June, Saturday Güvenpark and
Kızılay Square Resistance Report
Ankara citizens, who are willing to support the Gezi Park protest
against the shopping mall construction, have flooded to the Güven Park located
in Kızılay Square since the early morning. Turkish Chamber of Doctors and
Ankara Chamber of Doctors, together with the doctors and students from Ankara
have started to join Kızılay Square at 15.30.
Thousands of Ankara citizens marched shouting and applauding
“Government should resign”, “Tayyip should resign”, “Shoulder to shoulder
against fascism”, “Everywhere’s Taksim, everywhere’s resistance” from all the
highways leading to Kızılay Square.
Police used heavy amounts of teargas in
order to suppress the protestors. Many protestors were reported injured due to
the police attack some of which are in serious condition.
The detailed report
of the injuries caused by the disproportional violence of police conduct
towards the protestors are listed below:
Yıldırım Beyazıt Hospital 12 injured - Numune
Hospital 30 injured, one of which is serious head trauma(Ethem
Sina Hospital 25 injured two of which are cerebral hemorrhage and one
subdural hematom, capsule shot in the head.
Hospital 7 injured
Hospital 25 injured one of which is broken multiple frontal bone and subdural
hematom, one with broken upper jaw, one with the loss of an eye, and a
light injury of a policeman due to the hit of a toma
Kavaklıdere Hospital 2 injured one of which is head trauma
Söğütözü Hospital broken pelvis due to capsule
Hospitali 70 injured burns on skin and tissue caused by capsule, 4 of which
with broken bones, 4 broken skulls, one of which with multiple
damages (Dilan Ece, Ankara Tıp student)
- Medical centers formed in various
democratic mass organisations and political parties have reported more than 100
injured. A soldier serving for the Presidency Legion has been transferred to
GATA unconscious. 2 patients were reported to have broken bones.
Chamber of Doctors 7 injured, one of which is head trauma
Ankara report before night: At least 414 injured, 15 seriously
injured in total.
All the injuries reported were caused by; direct trauma due to
shot of gas capsules, capsule burns, TOMA hit, and while
running away from gas exposure and the stones thrown by the police.
A peaceful, non-violent and a
democratic protest that had taken place in Ankara today was subjected to a
heavy and armed attack by the police. According to the witnesses, police used
the gas capsules like ral bullets by targeting the people, heads and eyes
Ankara was totally terrorized by the police, Ministry of Internal
Affairs and the government as of today. Aiming
towards the heads of the people is a full attempt to murder. This is a crime. Who is the
one commanding the police? Someone needs to take on this responsibility.
Hpuses and workplaces are full of gas in Kızılay and it is almost
impossible to breathe there. There are many people with asthmas and
heart illnesses in these houses. Lives of thousands of people were threatened
and put on in danger. It is a crime. Who is the one commanding the police?
Someone needs to take on this responsisibility.
Ankara streets were terrorized by the police today. And someone
needs to take the responsibility of terrorizing.
Amendment: Ankara Chamber of Doctors shared
the information: “Ankara Güven Hospital is trying to take the injured
protestors into custody.” in its press release on 1st June, 2013.
Ankara Güven Hospital sent a declaration to our office on 2nd June,
2013 claiming that there is no such application towards the protestors and
every hospitalized patient is approached with careful attention without being
subject to any discrimination.