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    Police Use Water Cannon and Tear Gas Against Istanbul Protesters


    by StoryfulViral


    Police used water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul on March 12 to disperse protests. Crowds had taken to the streets on the day of the funeral of Berkin Elvan, a teenage boy shot with a tear gas canister during the 2013 Gezi Park protests. He died on March 11 after a nine-month stay in an intensive care unit at İstanbul’s Okmeydanı Hospital. Footage shows a vehicle spraying a crowd with a high-pressure jet of liquid, and police advancing. Credit: YouTube/Gönüllü Gazeteciler Ağı