As protests in Turkey continue to involve more and more people, the country’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not yield to “wild extremists” but also admitted that police may have used “excessive” force. Meanwhile, police official said their forces have withdrawn from Taksim Square in Istanbul where protests have been most intense.
In this video, an angry protester offers himself up for a water cannon and delivers a flying kick and a hammer fist to it. The police inside retaliated by punching him in the face with a stream of pressurized water that knocked him off his feet and seemingly out for a while. He slammed his head really hard, you can hear the thump quite distinctly.