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14. June 2013
CUPE Local 3903 declares solidarity with the demonstrators throughout the Republic of Turkey
The Executive Committee of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903) declares ourselves in solidarity with the demonstrators throughout the Republic of Turkey. The demonstrations which began on May 31, 2013 have been entirely peaceful and speak to the conscience of vast numbers of the population of Turkey. The Turkish government’s response to the myriad grievances against its policies has been beyond disproportionate, with security forces using armored personnel carriers to engage in mass-arrests, firing high pressure water cannons filled with pepper-spray, and utilizing tear-gas guns to fire large projectiles.