Cops tear-gas women protesting violence

Posted On: Dec 5, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Cops tear-gas women protesting violence

Turkish riot police unleashed tear gas to disperse a large crowd of demonstrators protesting violence against women in Istanbul, as well as the government's withdrawal from an international treaty devoted to combating it.
The massive group of protesters, reportedly numbering in the thousands, marched to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Thursday to mark the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.' They met a heavy police presence in the square, which was barricaded off by officers clad in heavy riot gear, who proceeded to fire tear gas on the crowd after ordering it to disperse.
İstiklal Caddesi'nde polis, 25 Kasım Kadına Yönelik Şiddete Karşı Uluslararası Mücadele Günü'nde bir araya gelen kadınlara biber gazı ile saldırdı! pic.twitter.com/rvylUo9414 - BirGün Gazetesi November 25, 2021
Scuffles with police were captured in videos circulating online, showing officers moving in on the demonstrators to clear them from the area as tear gas wafts through the air.
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