Turkey's 'standing man' renews worldwide attention to Taksim protests
In this Twitter photo, a man is seen standing in Turkey's Taksim Square on Monday, June 17, 2013. (Twitter / @erdemdilbaz)
Published Monday, June 17, 2013 8:36PM EDT
A man who simply stood for hours at the centre of Taksim Square quickly became a symbol Monday for the ongoing protests in Turkey, with the hashtag “standingman” trending on social media.
As clashes between police and protesters continued into Monday night, one man reportedly stood silently in the square for nearly six hours.
The man was reportedly searched and question by police and quickly released, before ending his peaceful protest.