Newly emerged video footage shows the moment Turkish police used excessive force against members of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK), a left-wing union, who gathered in Malatya to protest recent government decrees under which more than 100,000 public officials have been purged since a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

In the 30-second video, viewed hundreds of times on Twitter, at least 20 members of the left-wing union were dragged by the hair by a group of police officers and taken into custody for publicly protesting the government.

Since July 15, 2016, at least 615 KESK members have been expelled from state institutions by a series of decrees issued by the Turkish government.

The members have been purged from state institutions for allegedly “being members of terrorist organizations or organizations, groups that were listed by the National Security Council as acting against the security of the state.”