At the beginning of the month, citizens of Turkey started protesting when the government announced their plans to build on Gezi Park. This park is one of the few public parks left in the city of Istanbul, and environmentalists oppose the destruction of the natural space.
This protest is no longer just about environmentalist beliefs but also about Turkish citizens’ discontent with the government. Protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government.
The government has used police force to try to dissipate protesters from gathering in public areas. They have used bulldozers to clear away barricades, tear gas weapons and water cannon trucks.
Human protesters are not the only ones getting hurt by the tear gas and water cannons. Street dogs that are amidst the clash are also getting hurt.
Here are some images posted on different social media platforms of those innocent animals caught in the middle of this civil unrest.