Even one man makes a difference

130618093133-turkey-standing-man-story-topHave you heard of Turkey’s standing man?

Erdem Gunduz stood silently for hours after the disgusting Turkish authorities evicted protesters from Taksim Square.

There are many, many young people on the streets,” he said. “I’m nothing… The idea is important: why people resist the government…”

His silent vigil inspired hundreds to follow suit.

Erdem and the ongoing and magnificent resistance of the people of Turkey in defence of secularism and against authoritarianism and Islamism inspires us all.



  1. kevinalexander says

    I can’t be the only one reminded of the man who stood in front of the tanks on their way to Tienanmen square.
    At least Erdem got to say something. The tank man? Who knows.

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