29 Terrifying Pictures Of Police Hitting Turkish Protestors With Water Canons

Water cannons are a common police tactic for dispersing protests. In Turkey, the police use them to stop anti-government protestors from taking to the streets. WARNING: Graphic content.

1. From Ankara yesterday to Gezi Park in June, Turkish police have been shooting water cannons to stop anti-government protestors. The impact is dangerous — but they haven’t stopped the street movements yet.

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Ankara, Feb. 13, 2014

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Ankara, Feb. 13, 2014

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Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul, Feb. 8, 2014

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Taksim Square, Istanbul, Feb. 8, 2014

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, Feb. 8, 2014

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, Jan. 18, 2014

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, Dec. 27, 2013

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Diyarbakir, Dec. 8, 2013

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Ankara, Nov. 23, 2013

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Istanbul, Nov 16, 2013

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Ankara, Sept. 7, 2013

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Ankara, Sept. 7, 2013

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Silivri, Aug. 5, 2013

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Taksim Square, Istanbul, July 20, 2013

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Taksim Square, Istanbul, July 20, 2013

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Istanbul, July 8, 2013

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, July 6, 2013

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul July 8, 2013

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, July 6, 2013

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, July 6, 2013

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Istanbul, June 16, 2013

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Taksim Square, Istanbul, June 15, 2013

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Gezi park, Istanbul, June 15, 2013

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Taksim square, Istanbul June 11, 2013

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Takism Square, Istanbul, June 11, 2013

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Istanbul, June 11, 2013

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Istiklal Ave., Istanbul, June 2, 2013

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Istanbul, June 1, 2013

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Taksim Square, Istanbul, June 1, 2013

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