Rainbow revolt in Turkey! “Last week a 64 year old retired man painted stairs with rainbow colors on a street in a neighborhood in Istanbul. It immediately became very popular. However the local municipality re-painted the stairs with dull grey (for reasons unknown) Suddenly the social media exploded and there were dozens of self-organized “stair-painting” events in Turkey! Now photos of streets and stairs with rainbow colors are flooding social media.” ~ Filiz Telek, Istanbul, Turkey
“The retiree behind the caper, Huseyin Cetinel, 64, told the local news mediathat his original motivation for applying a fresh coat of paint to the stairs was not activism, but the desire “to make people smile.” Mr. Cetinel said he spent nearly $800 on paint and devoted four days to sprucing up the stairs, with help from his son-in-law.” (Robert Mackey.Newyorktimesblog.03.09.2013)
Video showing protestors painting the steps.
And then it all spreads…..
Hope to see more of this Amazing creativity, it really does help the cause of Democracy and change. We the people show our colorful side no matter how dull and grey they want to make us !