土耳其抗议者在安卡拉游行 Protesters March in Turkey Ahead of Planned Strike

土耳其抗议者继续在首都安卡拉举行示威活动。星期一,土耳其工会将组织进行全国范围的罢工,抗议安全部队将示威者逐出伊斯坦布尔的一个广场。

星期日晚间,安卡拉的防暴警察使用催泪弹和高压水枪试图驱散数千名游行的抗议者。一些抗议者向使用高压水枪的警察照射激光束。

工会计划星期一举行为期一天的罢工支持抗议者。目前还不清楚这次罢工将对土耳其人的日常生活产生多大影响。

土耳其总理埃尔多安星期日对数十万支持者说,将活动人士逐出伊斯坦布尔的一个公园是他的“职责”。他表示,持续两星期的街头抗议受到“恐怖分子”的 操纵,并拒接接受反对派有关他的行事方式像独裁者的指称。

Protesters continued to demonstrate in the Turkish capital, Ankara, ahead of a nationwide strike Monday to express disapproval of the forced evictions of demonstrators from an Istanbul Park.

Ankara riot police used tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse thousands of protesters marching late Sunday. Some protesters pointed lasers at the police operating water cannons to get them to stop.

Labor unions have planned a one-day strike Monday to support the protesters, though it is not clear how much the strike will affect daily life in Turkey.

On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told hundreds of thousands of supporters it was his "duty" to evict the activists from an Istanbul park. He said the two weeks of street protests were manipulated by "terrorists" and he dismissed opposition allegations that he was behaving like a dictator.