Photo of Deniz Poyraz hung on the city wall of Amed
The HDP Women's Council in Amed has hung a huge banner on the wall in the old district of Sur in memory of Deniz Poyraz, who was murdered by a Turkish fascist in Izmir, declaring: "We are not afraid and we demand accountability."
The HDP Women's Council in Amed (tr. Diyarbakir) has hung a huge banner with the photo of Deniz Poyraz, a Kurdish woman murdered by a Turkish fascist in Izmir on Thursday, on the historic wall in the old district of Sur. Under the photo is written, "Deniz Poyraz is immortal." HDP deputies Remziye Tosun, Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir and Sevin Coşkun, activists from the women's movement TJA and members of the Rosa Women's Association took part in the action.
When the women arrived at the Mardin Gate on the city wall, they were stopped by the police. A lengthy debate ensued in which the women said, "Deniz was murdered in a massacre and we will hang this banner." After a lengthy negotiation, the police relented and the women climbed the city wall, again facing police obstruction.
"We will carry her struggle everywhere"
After unfurling the banner, the women present showed the victory sign. After that, they went down again and made a short statement about their action. Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir said on behalf of the Women's Council, "We will carry Deniz's struggle everywhere and fight for the murderers to be charged and those behind it to be exposed. Today we are here, tomorrow we will fly this flag everywhere in Turkey and Kurdistan."
At the end of their action, the women chanted the slogan, "We are not afraid and we demand accountability!"