Duran adam – standing man – standing many

Standing Man

If demonstration is not allowed, then we stand!

A Turkish man has staged an eight-hour silent vigil in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the scene of violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in recent weeks, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead.

Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPAErdem Gunduz in Taksim Square


There are calls on the social media that every evening at 8 pm, people should stand still for 5 minutes – wherever they are and preferably on their own.

One may joined them in London – it seems like more will

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This picture shows others starting to stand in Taksim Square, Tuesday, 18 June, 14:46 Turkey time

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Some of the standing people in London @ British Museum


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