When police moved in to break up an unauthorized parade, they brought tear gas and water cannons with them.
And this poor guy took every bit of that water cannon.
It’s unknown why police were ordered to use tear gas and water cannons to break up a loud but peaceful gay rights parade in Istanbul but organizers released a statement saying that, despite 13 years of parades, they were denied a permit.
When asked why they were denied the permit for the parade, officials cited the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Turkish police are well known for their use of water cannons on protesters:
And these two videos made this come to mind: