A woman named Şenay Günaydın was arrested in İstanbul on Saturday after she spoke at an event last week in support of the ongoing “March of Justice,” calling on people to take to the streets.
Günaydın had spoken at İstanbul’s Maçka Park during a vigil supporting the March of Justice, which was initiated by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
The İstanbul woman addressed the crowd in the park as she called on people to take to the streets in protest of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. After she was targeted by the pro-government media, Günaydın was detained and arrested on charges of inciting hatred among the people.
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu launched the March of Justice in Ankara in protest of the arrest of CHP deputy Enis Berberoğlu. The march is expected to last for 25 days and end at Maltepe Prison in İstanbul where Berberoğlu is jailed.
Berberoğlu was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 14 for leaking information for a report on National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks transporting weapons to jihadists in Syria.
Support for the march has been growing with participation of various opposition groups, celebrities and everyday people as the group approaches İstanbul.