Orange gas slowly filling the streets, people getting blasted with water cannons and nearly run over by security trucks, shoving matches between cops and protesters; these are some of the scenes coming out of the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey.

The first clip shows demonstrators clashing with police in and near Istanbul’s Taksim Square during the day. They rush through the streets as they attempt to evade gas and torrents of concentrated, high pressure water. A woman with bloodied feet is loaded into an ambulance.


A second clip shows a police crowd control truck hit a protester.


A third video depicts people chanting in Taksim Square at nightfall as silhouettes of security guards march in to control the area. People are seen covering their eyes as they flee from the gas. One man collapses to the ground.

Hakan Tosun:

A fourth clip shows a confused scene with police advancing slowly through a dark, sparsely lit street.


— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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