Turkey Women’s Movement, met the day before the March 8 International Women of Kadikoy. As they dispersed after the action, trans activists were stopped by the police and asked to be taken into custody. Trans women got into taxis after other protesters prevented their detention. However, trans women were detained in taxis that were stopped by the police.
Police took strict security measures during the demonstration. Some banners were not allowed.
The 8 March Women’s Platform announced that, Havin Özcan and Yıldız İdil Şen were detained.
It was learned that a total of 6 people, 1 of whom was a journalist, were detained.
On Friday, before March 8, International Women’s Day, women gathered in Istanbul to prevent femicides, end violence and effectively implement the Istanbul Convention.
After the Bosphorus protests, there is a harsh attitude towards LGBTI people. LGBTI banners were not allowed in the action held yesterday in Beşiktaş on Friday.