In perhaps the most viscerally horrific scene that’s emerged yet from the ongoing clash between police and protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Turkish riot police were seen blasting a water cannon at a wheelchair-bound protester:
At taksim square. 20:38 police was using toma to shoot water to a person in wheelchair!
— TC EBRU CHAMA (@TCEBRUCHAMA) June 11, 2013
— SibelGul (@Sibellgul) June 11, 2013
— Murαt Yildiȥ (@kmyildiz) June 11, 2013
— Paul Gallantry (@pjgallantry) June 11, 2013
— Viva la causa! (@70torinoman) June 11, 2013
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) June 11, 2013
— Atilla (@Atilla09) June 11, 2013
— Српски Бели Лав (@SrpskiBeliLav) June 11, 2013
Maddening. Heartbreaking. Terrifying.
For the love of sweet jesus, what the hell kind of asshat fires a water cannon at a person in a wheelchair #Taksim
— B (@distributedcog) June 11, 2013
This is barbarism, pure and simple.