03/12/2014 03:01 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2014

CNN Crew Caught In Tear Gas Cloud In Turkey

CNN's Ivan Watson was in Istanbul covering the protests Wednesday when he and his crew got caught up in the violence.

Watson was on the scene as demonstrators threw rocks at riot police, who were armed with a hose. The correspondent noted that he and his crew were in between the protestors and police, and attempted to move to another location.

He then realized, as TV Newser reported, that tear gas had been fired and had to leave the shot. Watson could be heard coughing off-screen, and returned moments later with a gas mask.

He later tweeted,

Watch the scene unfold in the clip above.

(h/t TV Newser)