On June 8th, in İstanbul, Çarşı group gathered at approximately 7pm in the district of Beşiktaş and marched to Taksim Square.
They have also hanged this banner from the Atatürk Cultural Centre, in Taksim (Optik, pictured on the banner, is a man that formed Çarşı and gave Beşiktaş sport club’s supporters a political perspective). Çarşı group have been very brave and effective during the clashes, and have enormous support from people.
These videos i, ii from the same demo show people of İstanbul United (Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray) moving alongside Çarşı group to Gezi Park. Demonstrators chant ‘Shoot it, shoot it, fire the tear gas, drop your baton, take your helmet off, then we see who’s the tough guy’, ‘Government, resign’, ‘Tayyip, resign’, ‘Jump, jump, Tayyip is the one who does not jump’, ‘Resist, Gezi Park’ and other slogans along the way.