Taksim Protests: Police Fire Water Cannon at Protester in Wheelchair

In this video riot police can be seen firing a water cannon at a protester in a wheelchair as he an others were leaving a demonstration. The deployment of riot police and water cannon in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Tuesday is a move aimed to end the two-week-old street protests against the prime minister.

A police officer describes being hit by a water cannon to the Telegraph in 2010:

“It is like being in a power-shower times 10 and it takes the air away, which makes it difficult to breathe, so you have to move.


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Maxime Fischer-Zernin

Studying Political Science at Duke University (T. '15). His interests lie primarily in American national security and foreign policy. He is currently an Editor-at-Large for the Duke Political Review, and is a contributor for PolicyMic.com.

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