Turkish police innovate with state-of-the-art ‘castle wall’
The vehicle is a truck that can be extended up to 14 meters horizontally, and up to four meters vertically due to its design. AA PhotoPolice used an unusual vehicle to prevent potential demonstrators attempting to reach Ankara’s central Kızılay Square, which was banned for May Day gatherings.
A special multi-functional steel vehicle was placed at Sıhhiye Square, next to Kızılay Square, in the city, marking its "maiden" use during May Day. The vehicle is normally used as a security measure during football matches.
The police call the wall a “castle,” though many demonstrators and opinion leaders labeled it a “wall of shame.”
The vehicle is a truck that can be extended up to 14 meters horizontally, and up to four meters vertically due to its design. It is camera-equipped and can automatically spray tear gas when protesters push it.
Three of the vehicles were sent to Istanbul and one was used in Ankara.