Protester sits on windscreen of water cannon truck

One protester in the Turkish city if Istanbul managed to wedge himself between the windscreen and bonnet of a water cannon truck.

Protesters trying to climb onto a water cannon truck in Istanbul, Turkey
Protesters trying to climb onto a water cannon truck in Istanbul, Turkey Credit: Reuters

Out of the reach of the stream of pressurised water, he was able to unfurl a Turkish flag directly in front of where the drivers were sitting.

A protester waves a Turkish flag in front of the windscreen
A protester waves a Turkish flag in front of the windscreen Credit: Reuters

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