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Taksim's 'standing men’ met with counter protest

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-20

A group of eight men held a counter-protest against anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Thursday. The group targeted the new “standing man” protesters – which stand still in the square – by standing still themselves.

A group of eight men held a counter-protest in Taksim Square against the anti-government demonstrators whose “standing” protest entered its third day on June 19.

Eight men, wearing t-shirts on which was written “Man standing against the ‘standing man’” arrived to stand in front of the original protestors in the afternoon.

The so-called “standing man” protest started on June 17, when performance artist Erdem Gündüz stood in front of the Atatürk Culture Center in Taksim Square without speaking or moving for more than five hours, as part of the ongoing Gezi Park protests. Many men and women inspired by Gündüz’s solo protest have held similar protests in several cities including Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir since then.

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Date created : 2013-06-20

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