Condemn the actions taken against peaceful protesters in Turkey
We, the undersigned, call on the government to condemn the actions taken against peaceful protesters in Turkey.
Protests over the redevelopment of a recreational park in Istanbul have been mishandled by the police and Prime Minister Erdogan's government. This has led to wide spread public protests against the government and its increasingly authoritarian administration.
Police responded with rage. They have been continuously firing pepper gas and water cannons to peaceful protesters and have been using excessive force. There are unacceptable human rights violations occurring in several cities in Turkey.
Turkish media and TV channels are silenced by the government and people rely on foreign and social media to keep informed.
Amnesty International's Europe director John Dalhuisen said: "The excessively heavy-handed response to the entirely peaceful protests in Taksim has been truly disgraceful."
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