VIDEO: Turks set American dollar ablaze in protest of U.S. trade tariff
In this video, tweeted by Az Önce Oldu, a man is seen burning a one hundred dollar bill with a cigarette lighter.
Kola dökerek vatan kullananlar kadar sığ!
— OHAL’de Kadir (@kadirakyuz54) August 12, 2018
An anti-dollar flash mob has been gaining traction in Turkey following the decline of the local currency, caused by Washington’s decision to hit the country with massive import tariffs.
US-Turkey tensions continue to escalate over Ankara’s detention of an American pastor and its plans to acquire Russian air defense systems.
Videos posted online show Turks setting US banknotes on fire, sneezing into them and tearing them apart.