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Turkish riot police aim tear gas canisters at protesters

Videos getting viral attention capture the tear gas-drenched frontlines of Istanbul's ongoing street struggles


Natasha Lennard
June 4, 2013 12:36AM (UTC)

This striking video shows riot police aim tear gas canisters directly and at close-range at a protestor. This constitutes an entirely illegal useful of the purportedly less-than lethal weapon:

Meanwhile, this footage captures protesters wresting riot shields from the police and using them for their own purposes:

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And in this video, we see protestor hijack an excavator to drive back police -- an importantly symbolic move, as the urban unrest is as much a fight against the government's commercialized reconstruction of the city as anything else:

This footage from Ferit Katipoğlu captures marching then careening crowds on the fifth night of unrest:


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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