Tens of thousands took the streets in Turkey after three days of police violence and media silence
On 27th May, 2013, around fifty people camped on Gezi Park, near Istambul Taksim Square, in order to avoid its trees being torn down on the basis of an urbanistic development project widely rejected. They did not only cared about the Park (This isn’t just about a Park), but also about a city, a society and political model gone wrong.
The violent eviction of those early activists (whose camping tents were burned), spread through social networks and protests increased: More and more people arrived at Gezi Park. On May 31th, police clashed with citizens in a really harsh way, using gases and water directly on their bodies. Media indifference and Erdogan’s authoritarianism, did the rest. As a result, on 1st of June, turkish people took the streets.
Date Ranges 2013/06/02 21:05:01 GMT - 2013/06/08 18:16:32 GMT Number of tweets including the image: 5009 Original image tweet twitter.com/57UN/status/341299438209343488 Viral hubs (>10RT) 4 Viral half-life 25m 55'' to reach half of tweets (2505) Diffusion speed peak 11.2 tweets/second Estimated reach 4099293 accounts Observations This powerful image leads to the most powerful viralization on the dataset, with a lot of tweets (5009), a short viral half-life (around 25 minutes), and @YourAnonNews plus @AnonOpsLegion accounts really driving the spread of information. It also features the highest viral peak (11.2 tweets/seconds) of all the dataset, around 21:07 GMT Click here for final insights and metric information