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‘Woman in Red’ Pepper Sprayed by Turkish Police Becomes Symbol of Resistance

Posted By kit On June 5, 2013 @ 12:17 pm In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Rob Williams
independent.co.uk [1]
June 5, 2013

The incongruity of the woman at the centre of the image is striking; dressed in a red cotton summer dress, shopping bag over one shoulder, she appears almost to have wandered into the scene by accident.

The photograph of an unnamed woman wearing a red dress being pepper sprayed by police in Turkey has since gone viral and has become a symbol of the “Occupy Gezi” protests.

Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

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