Boğaziçi students gather at courthouse: You can't try the rainbow!
Students of Boğaziçi University gathered in front of Istanbul's Çağlayan Courthouse on June 3 to support their friends who were placed on the stand for displaying the rainbow flag during protests against the president's appointment of a party member as rector to their school. "You can't put the rainbow on trial," the students said in a tweet from the Boğaziçi Resistance account.
Duvar English - Students of Istanbul's Boğaziçi University gathered outside the Çağlayan Courthouse on June 3 to show support to their friends facing trial for displaying the rainbow Pride flag during protests in the school.
The Pride flag was at the center of controversy during protests against the president's appointment of a party member as a rector to the school, as students were accused of insulting religion because of an artwork showing the rainbow flag at a Muslim holy site.
"Our existence can't be banned, the rainbow can't be put on trial," the students chanted outside of the courthouse on July 3 as their friends faced the courts for displaying the rainbow flag.
The court postponed the students' trial to June 28, lifted their probation but left in place an international travel ban against the students.