In Memory of Berkin Elvan

Today we darken our rainbow colors to remember Berkin Elvan. 14-year-old Berkin Elvan left his house to buy bread and was hit by a gas canister in Okmeydanı, Istanbul. Berkin spent 269 days in a coma as we all waited for him to wake up. He passed away on 11 March 2014. In response to Berkin’s death, thousands gathered at the hospital and on the streets across Turkey. Citizens demanding justice were met with further police violence in the form of tear gas, water cannons, plastic bullets, assault, and arrests. Berkin’s funeral is today and Turkey is in mourning. We demand justice for Berkin and for all the victims of Turkey’s unsolved murders. 

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