On Saturday, July 29, hundreds of women came out in Istanbul to protest under the slogan «do Not touch me», demanding to keep their right to choice of clothing. Participants of the March were opposed to the imposition of the Muslim Turkish women traditional clothes, reports Reuters.
The protesters chanted: «We will not obey, will not keep silent, being afraid. We will win through resistance.» Women were carrying a hanger with a denim shorts, which some men call inappropriate clothing, said RIA Novosti.
The protesters told Reuters about the frequent cases of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing.
Saturday’s procession also participated the representatives of the LGBT community, whose March was banned by city authorities in June.
The format of the protest March of women in Istanbul resembled the so-called «March of whores» (SlutWalk), although the Turkish this name is not used.
«March of whores», which began in 2011 in many countries of the world, were the result of the conflict, the incident at York University where, speaking to law students at the seminar on security, officer police Toronto, Michael Sanguinetti said: «No you will not stick if you won’t dress like whores.» He later wrote the University a letter of apology. Such marches are held for six consecutive years in Israel, not only tel Aviv but also in Jerusalem.
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