People have gathered in the marketplace in Bakırköy district where labor and occupational organizations called them to celebrate May Day after the Governor of İstanbul banned celebrations on Taksim Square.
The groups who form corteges for the march have begun to gather at three different locations: the Marmara Forum Shopping Mall, Dikilitaş and around E-5 road.
The rally began around 1.10 p.m.
13.10: Corteges began to enter the rally area through three routes.
13.40: The program of the event has been changed because of the traffic accident in Urfa. ıt has been announced there will be no concerts and music.
14.15: Mayor of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chairs Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli entered the area.
14.30: Making a speech at the rally, Mayor İmamoğlu offered condolences for those who were killed in the traffic accident in Urfa. “I wish that we will be together in the days we get what our and your labor deserve. I love all of you, happy May Day,” he said. (HA/EMK/EKN/VK)