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London Mayor Boris Johnson offers to be blasted by water cannon to show they’re safe

London Mayor Boris Johnson offered on Wednesday to be sprayed by water cannon to demonstrate that they are safe, after buying the riot control equipment for the capital despite having no permission to use it. Water cannon were routinely used to disperse……

Protesters mark May Day from Hong Kong to Istanbul

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse May Day protesters in Istanbul on Thursday, as tens of thousands of people hit the streets around the world to mark International Labour Day. In tense Istanbul, police dispersed hundreds of……

Turkish police break up occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park

The protesters had been warned time and again but when the police intervention finally came, it came suddenly, in a haze of acrid tear gas, confused screams and trampled tents. Within minutes, the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park was over. The clouds of white smoke still lingered when dozens of…

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