Revolutionary Penguins, Toilet Brushes and even Cops
Protesters around the world have used creative methods to draw attention to problems their movements face. Whether it’s media censorship, police brutality or just a ridiculous “danger zone”, here are three examples to consider next time you see problems at a protest.
1. Revolutionary Penguins!
As you might know, Istanbul’s Gezi Park was supposed to be destroyed to make room for a shopping mall. After the initial peaceful protests were met with police brutality, resistance spread across Turkey and turned into anti-government protests.
Turkish CNN decided to ignore this and show a documentary about penguins instead. Here’s what it looked like:
The protesters responded by making penguins a symbol of their movement.
Turkey’s version of Banksy’s famous protester stencil:
A warning to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
What’s on TV? If it’s a news channel, probably not thousands of people protesting all around the country:
Penguins protesting in solidarity: “Resist, Turkey!” “I couldn’t find a slogan” “We’ve got a tradition of humor too” and some stuff that doesn’t make sense when you Google translate it: