Two days ago I had made a post about the pro-government mining company in Turkey wants to build gold and copper mine at Artvin, Turkey. This is my second post about this subject.
The people of Artvin-Cerattepe, Turkey have been resisting against to mining company and government and its police forces still.
Yesterday, Artvin governor issued a circular about ban of entering to the city of Artvin, and most people who wants to join resisting are preventing from the enter of Artvin.
Police forces have made control points at highway to check the vehicles which want to go Artvin. And they make identy control in many point. Yes, I know, it sounds like dictatorship era. When see these events who can claime it is not! If you are living in Turkey it must be possible to go anywhere what you want. But right now, the government ban to go to Artvin! Like a kidding! If you could achive to come Artvin, in this case, you can’t go Cerattepe, because police made barriers to the Cerattepe-Artvin highway. And when you want to move forward, the police is using gas and violance to the people, like this:
And the women are in the front lines of the resist!
But after, the police attack to them. So many women were injured at the protests.
Not only in Artvin, most people who against the government policies of Turkey have been making protest meeting at the other cities of Turkey. For example this one has been made at capital city of Turkey, Ankara. At the following video, the people want to walk towards to the center of mining company at Ankara, but the police forces are using unbalanced force to the people. Even if one of the protestor warned to the police about there are the women and older people inside them, the police don’t listen to him!
The public of Artvin is making protest in front of governor of Artvin:
And Istanbul, Taksim, the people are making protest to show their support to people of Artvin, right now, into this hour.
While the resistance in Artvin is continuing, the AKP government seems worried, because of this resistance can turn into Gezi events, occupy Gezi in a moment. And pro-government media make lie news like “the protestors are terrorist”
If the meaning of the defense of lives of forests and animals is being terrorist, I am also extraterrestrial terrorist in the eyes of this media! Yes, I declare this, right now! I am side by the protestors, I am side by the people of Artvin, and creatures of the Cerattepe forest!
And if you want to help please you spread the news about Artvin, Cerattepe, and if you are using twitter, you can use #cerattepe or #Artvin.
My first post about the subject: