PHOTO STORY: Occupy Wall Street solidarity with Occupy Gezi

Artists, students, intellectuals and citizens of New York City, together with supporters of Occupy Wall Street, came together on June 1 in Zuccotti Park to show solidarity their friends, brothers and sisters who are occupying Gezi Park in Istanbul.

Since May 27, citizens of Istanbul from all backgrounds have been staging a peaceful resistance in Gezi Park, the city's largest public park, protecting it and its trees from a large gentrification project to transform a public park into a shopping center.

On June 1, supporters of Occupy Gezi joined with the OWS Homecoming Day in Zuccotti Park, New York, for a demonstration to raise awareness of governments ongoing appropriation and privatization of public resources. The photos below are by Edward Leavy.