İSTANBUL - Placing a wreath in Taksim Square, DİSK Chair Arzu Çerkezoğlu, said: "The place where May 1 should be celebrated is the Taksim Square".
The Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DİSK) came to Taksim on May 1, the Day of Unity, Solidarity and Struggle. The group, including the DİSK Chair Arzu Çerkezoğlu and the members of the board of directors, marched to the Atatürk Monument. Placing a wreath at the monument, Çerkezoğlu said, “Today is May 1, the International Day of Unity, Struggle and Solidarity of the working class. As DISK board of directors, we are here to place our wreath. As you know, we will hold our 1 May rally in Istanbul this year in Maltepe Square. We will go there together after here. May 1 Square is Taksim Square. For years, we fought for the liberation of May Day and Taksim. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, we held the biggest May Day Celebrations here."