Turkish protesters have started a new internet meme: the protest selfie.
Selfie dediğin polis otosunda gözaltındayken çekilir (7 Mart) pic.twitter.com/oc5Lit3Z1z
— Ali Emre Mazlumoğlu (@AEMazlumoglu) March 10, 2014
During the massive protests following the death of Berkan Elvan, a group of protesters was arrested and thrown into the back of a police van. They tweeted the picture above, of themselves in very high spirits in the back of the police van. The image went viral, and was retweeted more than 5,000 times, as well as being featured in a lot of news articles. Today we have this:
Bu da, direnen işçi ‘selfie’si (Punto Deri işçileri) pic.twitter.com/l2lJoCqX00
— Biçda (@bicda) March 20, 2014
Turkish leather workers at Punto Deri, members of the Deri-Is union, have been in dispute for months after being dismissed by the company.
Today’s tweet shows that their spirits remain high and the struggle continues!
Keep it up.
Are you involved in a dispute somewhere? Why not tweet us a selfie?
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