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Police Use Violence to Suppress Protests Demanding Elimination of Violence Against Women

HeadlineNov 29, 2021

In Turkey, riot police shot rubber bullets and tear gas at women as they rallied to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Istanbul Thursday. This is one of the protesters.

Merve Türk: “We are here because the Istanbul Convention is not implemented. We are here to say no to femicide. Every day hundreds of women are killed — not just women, the killings have affected children, too. We are gathering here not to grieve, but rather to revolt.”

Protests against gender-based violence took place around the globe last week, including in Spain, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.

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