Monday, August 22, 2016

Hundreds Protest Over Murder Of Trans Woman In Istanbul

Hundreds of protesters called for justice in Istanbul today for a transgender woman who was brutally murdered in the street. LGBT activist Hande Kader was found dead in a forest on August 8.

Her burned and mutilated body was identified in a morgue by a friend. More than 200 demonstrators carried banners in a peaceful protest yesterday saying "justice for Hande Kader".

Watched by anti-riot police they also carried banners stating "let's fight for our survival" close to the famous Istiklal Avenue near Taksim Square.

Ebru Kiranci, spokeswoman for Istanbul's LGBTI Solidarity Association, said: ""We will not stop until we find those responsible for Hande Kader's murder."