University student, Özgecan Aslan got on a bus to take her home. She never made it. She was raped and murdered. Her brutal killing has released a tidal wave of protest all over Turkey. Tonight in Bodrum, men and woman of all ages gathered in front of the Town Hall. It wasn't really a protest, it wasn't a memorial. Some events are so horrendous there is nothing to do but come together. It won't stop it happening again and it won't help those who have lost their lives, but sometimes staying at home isn't an option and folk are out on the streets paying homage to a young girl whose life was viciously snatched from her.
My fellow blogger, JaneyinMersin (where this heinous crime took place) has expressed what we are all thinking much more eloquently than I can. Please click on the link to read her letter to Özgecan.