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.