Roger Waters shows solidarity with Gezi Park victims in Istanbul concert


Iconic musician Roger Waters gave support to the Gezi Park protests by having the names of the five Gezi Park victims screened on the wall during his Istanbul concert on the night of Aug. 4.

The former Pink Floyd member was playing the British progressive rock legend’s classic record “The Wall” in its entirety in his “The Wall Live” show.

A gigantic wall was built on stage during the set, and many human rights activists and victims of terror and wars were projected to the stage during the concert. Names and photographs of Gezi Park protesters, Ethem Sarısülük, Ali İsmail Korkmaz, Abdullah Cömert, Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, and police officer Mustafa Sarı, who lost their lives in Turkey rallies earlier this summer were projected to the stage.

Waters stated “for people who lost their lives because of state terror” in a speech he gave in Turkish.

The audience chanted “Everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance,” the main slogan used during the protests that had spread to most of the country.

Photos of prominent Turkish figures who were killed in political assassinations, including Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu and former prime minister Adnan Menderes, were also screened on the wall, though separate from the Gezi Park victims.


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