Aksaray, Istanbul, Turkey — Apparently, this Irish tourist accidentally spilled a fridge full of bottled water in a shop, which resulted in an argument between him and the shopkeeper. The latter then hit him with a large piece of wood while he gathered his people to help.
He turned out to be a boxer, who then used his skills to fend off attackers in the street. The crowd then grew as more tried to help fight the tourist. Despite the impromptu mob, they couldn’t take the man down and later decided to retreat.
(Neither going head on with multiple attackers nor blocking weapons with your forearm are advisable; it just so happened that this guy was bigger and tougher than the attackers. It was also fortunate that no one took a blade or gun into the scuffle.)
Youth Defence, a hateful organisation that pretends to forward the catholic issues in Ireland, but actually spreads anti choice and anti equality rhetoric veiled in “concern” for marriage or families, had their website hacked and replaced with this beautiful mural which is up in Dublin right now in advance of the Marriage Equality referendum on May 22nd. And it’s amazing.