Man hit by police water cannon dies in Istanbul’s Taksim
ISTANBULA man hit by a water cannon security vehicle (TOMA) died in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district on May 1, Doğan News Agency reported.
The 57-year-old Nail Mavuş was hit by a TOMA while crossing the street in the Tarlabaşı area of Beyoğlu, near Taksim Square.
The heavily wounded Mavuş was taken to a hospital in Istanbul’s Şişli district, where he succumbed to his wounds.
Police took strict security measures around Taksim with TOMAs and thousands of police officers, in order to prevent groups trying to celebrate International Workers’ Day from entering Taksim Square.