As Turkish citizens continue to clash with the police in protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party, Twitter has become the place to turn for dramatic Vine videos and photos depicting attacks on crowds with water cannons and tear gas canisters. Where can besieged protesters turn to get away from it all? CNN-Turk, apparently, which surprised the nation by providing coverage not of Turkey, but of penguins.
Reuters reports that protesters took out their frustration on at least one broadcasting van, tipping it over and spray painting “government crony media for sale” and “Where were you yesterday?” on the hood and side panel. A petition on Change.org demands that CNN pull its name from the channel or risk tarnishing its brand. Others, meanwhile, have adopted the penguin as a symbol of their movement.