Istanbul on Gas

Written by Sabine Küper on . Posted in Subversives, Urban Chant

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Istanbulites are rebelling in a never seen, peaceful unity of many groups out o different backgrounds. While media likes to focuse on riots and violence, the quality of this revolt is it’s Creativity. Istanbul is gassed massively, the youngsters from Beşiktaş lived nightmarish nights and had a big part in saving the Taksim Square and Gezi Park area from the police. The celebrations on Taksim Square wouldn’t be possible without the riots in Dolmabahçe and Beşiktaş.

Amnesty International claims investigations on the abuse of human rights. Massive violence and gassing damages the health of more then 4000 people, 15 are injured heavily, in Istanbul one activist was killed, when a car crashed into a demonstration in Ümraniye.

Occupy activists in Istanbul on the brutality of police from InEnArt on Vimeo.

Tear Gas and related chemical weapons are commonly used as tools of state repression and torture against people’s movements and true democracy.The products used in the reiots in Istanbul should be examined, also their Producers. Red Hack and Anonymous Turkey took action last Sunday. See related post about hacked gas:

 

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