VIDEO: Turkey’s May Day dog kicked by officer, chases police
AA photoAfter a Turkish policeman kicked him during a May Day demo in Istanbul, a stray dog has chased a patrol car, in scenes that went viral on social media.
The stray dog was kicked away by a policeman who was detaining a protester near Taksim Square on May 1. Soon after the incident, the dog started to chase a police car at the square, barking.
As the episode triggered an avalanche of comments on Turkish social media during the tense May Day, several users claimed that the dog was “Garip,” who had found fame after being photographed during the Gezi Park protests in 2013.
In Turkish, “garip” means “poor” or “strange.”