Members of parliament from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) performed the previously-banned singing protest from the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis.
CHP Member of Parliament Sera Kadıgil addressed Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and criticized the arrests of seven women in Istanbul at a protest as well as the violent police intervention at an Ankara protest.
“There’s a dance that started in Chile to draw attention to violence against women,” Kadıgil said. “Thanks to you, Turkey has become the first country where you need legislative immunity to perform it.”
Female members of chanted “You’re the rapist police, government, ” and “You will never walk alone” and held up pictures of women who have been victims of femicide.
“If chanting will solve the problem, let Parliament hear it,” said Interior Minister Soylu. “But that necessitate calling the police, government, ministers ‘rapist’ and ‘killer.’”
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