On Tuesday 10 September 2013, my colleagues and I were in a restaurant in the Tünel/Şişhane area of Istanbul - about a mile from Taksim Square. Protesters were clashing with police over the death of a demonstrator. The police chased the protesters down Istiklal Caddesi with water cannons and tear gas - and into the little alleyways around the area we were in. Despite being inside the restaurant, we were not able to escape the burning/stinging effects of the teargas.
This video was taken minutes after the worst of the attack was over and people streamed out of the surrounding restaurants.