For the first time in some 30 years protesting trade
unions and other socialist forces tried to enter Istanbul's Taksim
Square to stage their annual May1st demonstration.
This year the demo's organizers decided not to try to force their way to the Square but riots did break out nevertheless between riot shock-troops of the government and protesters
Officials set up barricades in and around the square, where May Day celebrations have been banned since 1977, when unknown gunmen opened fire on demonstrators, killing 37 people - most of who died in the resultant stampede. Does this sound just a bit familiar???
SURPRISINGLY THROUGHOUT THE MELEE - NO ONE WAS KILLED!!!!!
Now let's rewind the clock to the night of March 1st in Yerevan - 10 Killed
It seems that the Turkish Lawyers' Union has called on the Ankara Police Chief to resign for the heavy-handed approach of his forces. Now we know that a similar organization, at least in name, exists here in Armenia. Have they made a similar demand regarding those responsible for the events and deaths of March 1st??
When will those responsible be held accountable for their actions?????
DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!!!!