Are The Turkish Protestors Playing “Grand Theft Auto”?

The protest art of the video game generation. Demonstrations surrounding a park in Istanbul continue unabated, and activists are getting creative with their pop-culture protestations.

1. Duvardaki Sesler has been posting photos of protest-related graffiti in Istanbul to Tumblr, including this Grand Theft Auto reference:

2. This reads, per Reddit, “We now have six stars. Tanks will be coming soon.”

3. You know, six stars in Grand Theft Auto. What happens when you create enough havoc for the military to intervene.


4. Of course, in GTA, it’s almost impossible to lose a six-star wanted level without dying. Let’s hope tongue stays in cheek.

Check out more articles on!

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
Contact Joseph Bernstein at
Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.
More News
More News
Now Buzzing