Debunked: Photo of #OccupyGezi crowds crossing Istanbul bridge is a fake

http://twitter.com/#!/besasley/status/340819423453671424

As Twitchy reported yesterday, demonstrations in Istanbul turned violent as #OccupyGezi protesters and Turkish police clashed. The unrest continued Saturday, and many Twitter users circulated a dramatic photo of thousands crossing Bosphorus Bridge en route to Taksim Square.

Because we’re givers, here’s a PSA for Touré, a guy who’s been known to spread fake images on Twitter: This photo wasn’t taken today. It wasn’t even taken in 2013.

http://twitter.com/#!/deremciray/status/340771962441842689
http://twitter.com/#!/leyocel/status/340757396576165888

It appears to be a photo of marathoners crossing the Bosphorus Bridge.

http://twitter.com/#!/influxTR/status/340794166831349760
http://twitter.com/#!/jeffjarvis/status/340772745979760640
http://twitter.com/#!/AntDeRosa/status/340831564269244417
http://twitter.com/#!/kanka124/status/340757194742063104

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/01/debunked-photo-of-occupygezi-crowds-crossing-istanbul-bridge-is-a-fake/