Branch Solidarity With Turkish Peace Protestors
On the 10th October, a peaceful rally for democracy in Turkey was shattered by two suicide bombs. At the time of posting, 97 people had been reported dead (BBC report). The Unite Housing Workers branch has sent a message of solidarity to the families of the victims and supports their demand for a genuine democratic voice. The message we are holding came from one of the women who died in the attack: "Beautiful days don't come to us, we march towards them".
You can support the peace protestors through the following:
1. online Petition. Please sign and share the petition where you can.
2. Black wreath protest at the Turkish Embassy – Turkish and Kurdish Organisations in UK will be leaving a Black Wreath at the Turkish Embassy on Thursday, 15th October @1pm. Having trade union representation will be very significant. Please share this with your trade union and let me know any whom cat attend. Having TUC representation will be very significant.
3. Silent Protest @Downing Street – On Friday, 16th October 2015 Turkish and Kurdish Organisations are organising a silent protest outside Downing Street. Pictures of all who lost their lives on Saturday’s massacre will be displayed. Once again hope to have representation from UK trade union and other progressive forces will be important.