Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Shows His Support For Turkey Riots

by
Sameera Ehteram
George Roger Waters the musician, singer, songwriter and composer and the founding member of the Pink Floyd band has raised his voice for the protestors in Turkey.

George Roger Waters

George Roger Waters the musician, singer, songwriter and composer and the founding member of the Pink Floyd band has raised his voice for the protestors in Turkey.

He writes:

“To all my friends in Turkey

I am with you! We are with you! You are so right to resist the forces of autocracy and repression.

It doesn't matter who they are.

If I read the Internet right, in your case, you are resisting autocratic religious zealots. 

Turkey is your country and we support you and yearn for your freedom, but also, you and your struggle are so important to the rest of the world. 

Every time a man or woman or child takes to the streets, and stands up for human rights, for self determination, for democracy, for Mistress Liberty, the rest of the world is in debt.

We are not physically with you in the water cannon's fire, in the tear gas clouds, but we are with you in spirit. 

We applaud your stand for we know it is not easy.

Your great country stands at the gateway between east and west. Constantinople is legend in the history of civilization. Your resistance today may well be a turning point between all of us and a return to the dark ages. 

THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU ARE DOING TODAY:

With love, and tears, and huge respect,

Roger Waters.”

George Roger Waters

This is not the first time Roger Walter has raised his voice like this. He recently asked Alicia Keys to call off her show in Tel Aviv scheduled on 4th July 2013 in response to the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine over the Gaza strip.

"Please, Alicia, do not lend your name to give legitimacy to the Israeli government policies of illegal, apartheid, occupation of the homelands of the indigenous people of Palestine," he said.

Waters successfully convinced Stevie Wonder to pull out of a fundraiser gig for the Israeli Defense Force in December 2012, while Elvis Costello, Santana and The Pixies have also scrapped shows in Israel in recent years as part of the boycott.

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