Over the past five days Turkey’s government has unleashed thousands of canisters, cartridges and helicopter drums of tear gas onto its people. This has resulted inhundreds of tear gas-related injuries. Protesters have been repeatedly shot directly and intentionally in the face with canisters, and in at least one instance this has causedpermanent damage to the eye. On May 31, two journalists were hospitalized for head wounds from tear gas projectiles. Tear gas has also been fired into enclosed locations, a practice designed to torture and able to kill.
It’s all over the streets. It’s all over the headlines. But how much do we really know about tear gas — in Turkey and around the world? Read the full article at http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/what-turkey-should-remind-us-about-tear-gas/