ISTANBUL — A complete May Day terror was experienced and the provocateurs used countless Molotov cocktails to turn the streets of Istanbul into a war zone. This was evident with the numerous pictures taken on that day. You can access these pictures thought the link given above. A picture of Ukraine that was accidently used by one of editors does not change the fact that provocateurs used countless Molotov cocktails on May 1, 2014.
Media outlets, particularly foreign networks, have typically reported on police brutality during demonstrations, while downplaying attacks by protestors targeting security forces. In May Day protests, some demonstrators were armed with everything from fireworks to broken pavement stones and firebombs, which are regarded as weapons in Turkey as well as other countries. Throwing petrol bombs, also known as Molotov cocktails, is an offense punishable with a prison term in Turkey.
Petrol bombs were the subject of debate as to whether people carrying and using them should be charged with terrorism. A U.S. court sentenced three protesters to prison terms ranging from five to eight years on charges of terrorism for plotting Molotov cocktail attacks in Chicago during a NATO summit in 2012. Normally, a conviction on terror charges may be punishable with life in prison in the U.S.
Photo taken during the ongoing riots in Ukraine
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