Protester kicking away teargas cannister

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  1. Jonathan Roberts says:

    Other Banksy-esque pictures from the set:

  2. anon0mouse says:

    For some reason, most of yesterday’s articles had “Turkey Police” in the headline. My inner-teenager was amused.

  3. G3 says:

    That shot would have made an awesome album cover back when we bought albums for their cover art.  Quadrophenia – esque.

  4. littlebrother says:

    She’s Dancing! It’s the newest craze, seen in clubs and homes, but especially on the streets everywhere!

    Its called the Resistanbul!

  5. Tribune says:

    Turkey: best dressed protesters?

  6. cellocgw says:

    Pro Tip:  if you’re going to do this, wear something more substantial than flipflops on your feet.  

    • bcsizemo says:

      And going along with Tribune above, that’s right nice attire to be wearing at a protest.  Considering one might need to make a hasty get away or be in a brawl with police it would seem like something more comfortable/utilitarian would be better suited here.

    • Jonathan Roberts says:

      Why aren’t lacrosse sticks standard issue at protests? it seems like there would be a number of occasions where you could use one.

      • rusty says:

        I’m thinking a jai alai scoop would be enough, and would be easier to stash in a backpack. Though a LaCrosse stick basket with a 1/4×10 screw mount to monopod could be easier…

        • Jonathan Roberts says:

          I was thinking of something along the lines of a lacrosse stick with a retractable handle. Shame they’re not permitted in the rules of the game…

      • ocker3 says:

        I’m not sure how hot those canisters get, I was thinking a good ice hockey stick, they’ve got a larger striking surface than a regular hockey stick

        • IronEdithKidd says:

          Or a ice hockey goalie’s stick, if you’re seriously interested in lots of surface area.  How easy is it to find hockey gear in Turkey, anyway?

  7. theophrastvs says:

    Is it clear that all those protesting wouldn’t rather have her in burka, (as she bravely kicks away the can of one sort of authoritarianism)?  we can hope not.

  8. heckwhynot says:

    Pretty sure she is jumping over it, not kicking it. The shadow knows.

    • General Specific says:

       Yep- she’s jumping over it.

      • Tommy says:

        I think you are right, it still is an amazing picture. Unfortunately the protests are still going on and hundreds of people are being tear gassed. I was able to find an article that helps with the burning of tear gas in your eyes and face: http://www.buy-pepper-spray-today.com/pepper-spray-treatment-antidotes.html The number 1 tip I  gathered is to not rub your skin if you are hit by the tear gas, as that will make it worse. Sounds like painful stuff, who thinks the Turkish police need a taste of their own medicine?

    • carlogesualdodivenosa says:

      That and the hair.  But “The hair knows” doesn’t sound as good.

    • ocker3 says:

       Ah, I didn’t realise that her right foot is in fact in Above and in Front of the canister, not behind it

  9. rtresco says:

    This one struck a similar chord with me. Nothing gives the middle-finger like well-heeled ambivalence. 
    http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/post/51794958306/the-now-iconic-photo-by-a-reuters-photographer

  10. jimmoffet says:

    That might be the most inspiring photo I’ve ever seen.

    If people that are dressed like that are on this side of the riot line, the revolution can’t be too far off…

  11. abra1177 says:

    pro-democracy? really? heh

  12. abra1177 says:

    The current government IS democratically elected. They have withstood attempts by the military to circumvent democracy.. this is as democratic as it gets in Turkey.

  13. bmkorkut says:

    She might be not properly dressed for a protest, because this all started and aimed to be continue as a -peaceful- act. However, with the provacateurs and use of excessive force of the police, things are getting out of the rail. We all wanted a peaceful demonstration, it is turning into project mayhem. Sadly, directed by the minor self-thinking groups and undercover police.

  14. motley says:

    Tayyip has reportedly left the country…

  15. niktemadur says:

    Got that Twiggy thing going on, very Swinging Sixties.

  16. igpajo says:

    Looks like she’s wearing high heels to me.

  17. hpavc says:

    yes, banksy stencil please!

  18. Preston Sturges says:

    You really can wear a little black dress for just about anything

  19. foobird says:

    I see a Vogue fashion spread emerging from this.

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