Directly after arriving in Istanbul, a big protest began in Gazi Mahallesi in solidarity of the victims in Silvan/Diyarbakır, where more than 10 people were killed by police forces only yesterday.

In Gazi the police reacted very strong and aggresive from the beginning. I was only able to shoot the first couple of minutes, because I was hit by tear gas granates and the police shot me directly in the face with highly irritant water. I couldn’t see anymore for a while, so I had to stop shooting.

Here are my photos till I was attacked: