I'm currently in Istanbul, staying in Beşiktaş where some of the worst clashes to date took place last night. I took some pictures that I thought I'd share, unfortunately I only brought my old trusty P25, so I did what I could and cranked it up to ISO 800, set my manual focus lens to f/1.9 and went to work. I also didn't have a gas mask, so I couldn't get that close to the police before my face, eyes, and throat started burning like crazy.
This pretty much sums up how unfair the fight is, police in full riot gear deliberately targeting unprotected, and unarmed protesters
with metal gas canisters, water cannons and batons.
Retreating from the gas cloud.
Thousands of people on the streets.
Getting ready for the tear gas.
The whole neighborhood shows it's support and solidarity with the protesters.
Shop owners cheering on the crowds.
Protesters offering home made remedies against the tear gas to anyone who needs it.