Posts Tagged ‘Gezi Park protests’
Clashes with the police covered by NarPhotos Collective on Saturday July 13
Turkish police intervenes Istiklal Street firing water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of protesters when they gather to march to Taksim Square and Gezi Park after the press statement of TMMOB (The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects). People gathered in Galatasaray to protest against a recently imposed law which blocked the authority of The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects from its final approval authority on urban planning projects.
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Conservative intellectuals in Turkey published a condemn on the governments policy against the protesters in Turkey. They formed the Labor and Justice Platform. A quotation of their statement:
“We did not forget, how the media was mixing up the whole country with false reports on muslims in Turkey. Today the conservative and the centre mdia are doing the same to others. Parts of the population are terrorized for the sake of the others. What did change then from yesterday until today?”
The protesters around Gezi Park united as Tear Gas brothers in the past two weeks.
Tear Gas is a chemical weapon. Tear gas works by irritating mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, and causes crying, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, pain in the eyes, temporary blindness, etc. Exposure on skin may cause chemical burns.