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36 Surreal And Defiant Photos From Istanbul’s #OccupyGezi

These are the quirky, tired, and dramatic faces of Turkish activism. posted on

1. Darth Vader showed up.

Turkish sense of humor.. It would appear they've got some.. cc @MohHKamel" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/MohHKamel">@MohHKamel

3. And there are Guy Fawkes masks.

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Dear Anonymous. You do not forgive. We are LOADING. Hello from Taksim #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi @YourAnonNews" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/YourAnonNews">@YourAnonNews @AnonOpsLegion" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/AnonOpsLegion">@AnonOpsLegion

5. There are musicians.

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7. There are musicians wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

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8. And a musician who marched, guitar in hand.

9. There is yoga.

Gezi Park'ta yoga yapan direnişçiler. Poziyonun adı "Altaylı SCD"

"Oh yes, the #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi demonstrators are very violent. They're doing yoga right now" via rbl.ms/15DOYTi" target="_blank">http://t.co/TUu8RhqT3Y">rbl.ms/15DOYTi

Gezi Parkı'ndan güzel görüntüler gelmeye devam ediyor:) Yoga saati! #DirenGeziParkı #OccupyGezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23OccupyGezi">#OccupyGezi

12. A lot of yoga.

14. And there is a library.

@SDMumford" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/SDMumford">@SDMumford In today, people distributed a lots of books and they read in gezi park like that :)

16. There are dogs.

A dog inside Gezi park, it's placard reads " Tayyip with no personality"! #istanbul" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23istanbul">#istanbul #gezipark" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gezipark">#gezipark #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi

17. Like this one in sunglasses that rides a motorcycle with his protester human.

Guy that was photographed yesterday sleeping with his dog + mask + glasses, here again ful awake at Gezi Park

18. Or this dog that would rather have a park than a mall.

'If there's no park, I'll poop in the mall' (from Istanbul protests) #direngeziparki" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23direngeziparki">#direngeziparki

19. Or this dog that understands the importance of a clean Gezi Park no matter how vicious the protesting becomes.

A dog helping with the cleaning in Gezipark, Istanbul. #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi #occupyturkey" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupyturkey">#occupyturkey

20. There are dogs that are being protected from tear gas.

21. And some that became more active than others.

22. There is art.

Gezi cok kalabalik ve harika! #direngeziparkı #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi

Turkish protesters get creative: because statues are people too. #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi #direngeziparkı #bubirsivildirenis" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23bubirsivildirenis">#bubirsivildirenis

24. And there is kissing.

"Ogni movimento rivoluzionario è romantico per definizione" (Antonio Gramsci) Foto da Istanbul

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26. There was even a bride and groom that marched in their wedding attire.

27. There is a whirling dervish in a gas mask.

The picture of the dervish protester in a gas-mask is already iconic. #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi

(When I saw the gas-mask dervish yesterday, he was shirtless!) #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi

29. And a protester-organized SWAT team, complete with spray-painted anarchy riot shields.

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30. There are children.

With all the violence, this is the most powerful image I've seen out of #turkey." target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23turkey">#turkey. #occupygezi" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23occupygezi">#occupygezi #OpTurkey" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23OpTurkey">#OpTurkey

32. And young people.

34. And protesters that are a little bit older.

36. Now in its eighth day, at least 3,195 people have been injured and 700 people detained since last Friday, with no signs of slowing down.

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