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:

https://twitter.com/KeremGogus/status/344522552103800834

https://twitter.com/ilkeraslan/status/344517850045767680

Shocking brutality.

https://twitter.com/gi_syrian/status/344525495909629953

https://twitter.com/evrensahin_/status/344520269043482624

Maddening. Heartbreaking. Terrifying.

This is barbarism, pure and simple.