Some of excessive intelligence against excessive violence (correspondence from Turkey + pics)
Resistance in Taksim Gezi Parkı has been continuously growing and spreading all over the country. While mainstream Turkish media has closed its eyes for its own country’s facts, foreign media has revealed brutal excessive force of Turkish police against the activists, who are peacefully resisting without any act of vandalism and provoking. In the meantime, plain-clothes policemen have walked around and get in the crowd to destroy bank ATMs and try to stir up the crowd to break down shops’ glasses, bus stops in order to justify the government’s statement, which is stressing that the resistance is illegal and they had to use the excessive force to maintain peace.
However resisters have stopped immediately the group of people, who are attacking around with the encouragement of these provocateurs, though Prime Minister Erdoğan and his media still argue that what resisters do is terrorism and needs to be stopped.
While police officers are using excessive violence against activists, they are using excessive intelligence against the government and the cops. Thus, this intelligence has reflected into the graffiti and the posters during the resistance. Here are some examples of them:
Don’t make war, make love with me Tayyip
For police helicopter: I dare you to land here
Enough! I am going to call the cops
Dear cops, your really make our eyes to water
You cops, you are messing with a generation that beats cops in the GTA
I couldn’t find a slogan
You have forbidden alcohol and public has sobered up
Spartacus, where are you?
Welcome to the first traditional tear gas festival
Look, what have 3-5 trees done to you
I had breakfast, now I can fight
You shouldn’t have banned the last beer
You cops sell bagel on the streets and live with your dignity. (This is a reference for some who say cops are just the workers, they are not to be blamed!)
You didn’t need to throw tear gasses mister, we are already very emotional kids.
I didn’t know what to write, but anarchism and all that stuff
Don’t worry mom, we are walking all together
Damn some stuff (People were accusing this generation to be apolitic)
Whoever obstinate with his ass, shit his pants
Police: I’ve just farted
Bob Ross Erdoğan: And maybe a small shopping mall here
Everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance
If there is no park, I’ll shit on shopping mall
Fellows I have an exam at 2 pm, please wake me up
Seems the government will shit soon, as they are farting gasses that much
You still want 3 kids like us?
by: Aliye Tatlipinar