Hearing The Unheard: ‘The Hard Stop’ Reviewed

“The Hard Stop” begins with a title card that borrows Martin Luther King’s famous aphorism, ‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’ But its content tells us something that challenges King’s premise.

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Four Years After The London Riots

What strikes you most looking over the extensive footage of the riots is how little crime is being committed. What you see are people drinking, smoking and hanging out.

By Matteo Tiratelli

Bir Mayis, Istanbul

Here in İstanbul the tension around May Day had been building all week. Each morning there was fresh graffiti calling for ‘Devrim’ (Revolution) or urging people to take Taksim Square. Posters from various political groups and parties were up everywhere. The warnings from everyone always began, ‘keep away from Taksim’, ‘stay off the streets’, ‘I hope you’re not going out tomorrow…’.