15 year old Berkin Elvan who had been in a coma for 269 days after sustaining an injury to the head during the Gezi Park protests died this morning (Tuesday, March 11, 2014). His doctor says his weight had dropped to 16 kilos (35 lbs).
Berkin is the eighth victim of the Gezi protests, which were anti-government protests that spread through Turkey last summer.
Turkey is tired of losing young, bright minds under the dictatorial rule of PM Erdogan. Please read and spread the word and help the Turkish public voice being heard.
Guys this is really important. It’ll only take you two minutes to read the article and hit reblog, please.
if this was in any other country than Turkey, it would already have 231213,2313132 notes…
sorry i just well remember that how tumblr gave no shit about the protests when it was around May/June…
that’s why i never go on politics on tumblr…
except for this once…
One time when we were in high school, Joel couldn’t get up the courage to ask this girl to a dance, so then I called her. And she still said no. - Benji Madden
Happy Birthday, Joel and Benji Madden!!! (March 11th, 1979)
His name is Berkin Elvan. Berkin Elvan was 15 years old when he got hit by a tear gas capsule on his way to buy bread. He was not a “gezi protester”, he was just a kid who left home to buy food. 269 days ago Berkin Elvan was alive and his weight was 45 kg. When his death declared this morning, he was 16 years old and only 16 kg. He is killed by police brutality, he is killed by the government. He is killed by Turkish press that takes direct orders from the prime minister. Still, the police who pulled the trigger is not known. Probably because no judge or prosecutor gives a damn about who your killer is, while they are busy saving the governments ass from corruption allegations.
Today, we are living in a damn country that you can’t be sure if you can come back to your home alive or if not, whether your murderer will be found. We are sick, tired and angry. But not dead yet.
His name is Berkin Elvan, and he will be 16 years old, forever.
i am so angry and i can’t do anything it hurts so much they killed all of us today