Reuters is calling the police crackdown on protests in Istanbul the “harshest … so far on days of anti-government unrest.”
They weren’t kidding.
This video shows an irate protester get outright blasted in the face with a high-powered water canon. He looks to be unconscious.
The protest started Monday in response to the government’s removal of trees, and has since blossomed into a general rejection of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party.
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