2. The incident immediately drew comparisons to this 2011 protest in the U.S.
A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in on November 18, 2011.
“No moment captures that spontaneous defiance and the police’s heavy-handed response better than the lady in red,” Michael Kelley of Business Insider wrote. Max Fisher of The Washington Post called the photo an “iconic and affecting symbol.”
Reuters itself called her a “leitmotif for Istanbul’s female protesters.” A student involved in the protests told the news wire that the photo “encapsulates the essence of this protest.”
5. In light of the photo’s popularity, Reuters released more frames from the set.
10. … And inspiring even more art.
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@AbbyMartin I created this based on from pics of the lady in red http://t.co/rHCMi8QPUS
KÄ±rmÄ±zÄ± giysili kadÄ±n… #occupygezi #direngeziparki
#direngeziparkÄ± KÄ±rmÄ±zÄ± elbiseli kadÄ±n.GazÄ± milletÃ§e soluyoruz,lÃ¼tfen bukez neyin arkasÄ±na sÄ±ÄŸÄ±ndÄ±ÄŸÄ±nÄ±za dikkat edin!
13. UPDATE: The woman has been identified by The Times of London and Turkish media as Ceyda Sungur, an academic.
“Every citizen defending their human rights, every worker defending their human rights, and every student defending university rights has witnessed the police violence I experienced,” she said.
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