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Turkish ‘standing man’ inspires silent vigil in restive square
Erdem Gunduz decided to start his silent protest as a form of peaceful demonstration against violent police disruption of protests in the square over the last two weeks.
Gunduz stood on his own unnoticed before pictures of his protest went viral. By the time police cleared the square at 2 a.m. local time, about 300 others had joined him.
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Photo: Erdem Gunduz stood for several hours unnoticed before his presence on the flashpoint square went viral on the social network Twitter. (Marco Longari/AFP - Getty Images)