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Tear gas in Turkey
Protesters have used a variety of methods when responding to crowd control techniques.
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 15:03
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Since the beginning of clashes between protesters and police around Taksim square, the Turkish authorities have been using tear gas as one of the primary methods to disperse demonstrators.

Videos uploaded on YouTube and graphic images surfaced on Twitter show the police shooting canisters at the angry protesters. Tear gas can spread in the air across city blocks, sometimes effecting people who not participating in demonstrations. The gas can infilitrate into nearby apartments, shops, and restaurants.

The Turkish government has blamed the protests on its political rivals who lost elections along with "foreign elements". 

Some activists have gas masks to handle the tear gas, but most protesters employ alternative methods, such as kerchiefs, nylon, and makeshift masks to protect themselves.


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A protester runs away from tear gas during clashes on the road between Taksim square and Beshiktash stadium.


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A protester covers her face with nylon. Demonstrators are angry with the government after a shopping mall was planned to be developed in Istanbul's last public green space. 



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Some protesters in Taksim square wear gas masks. 



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Protesters cover their faces as police fire tear gas. 



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Medics evacuate a protester injured from tear gas. Chemicals from tear gas irritate the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs.


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A protester attempts to throw back a gas canister. 


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A protester wearing a gas mask walks though a cloud of tear gas.


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Medics treat a protester directly hit by a gas canister. Canisters, fired at high speeds, can cause severe injuries.


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Protesters have been using social media to spread their message. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said "social media is the worst menace to society.”



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Protesters resting near a shop after fleeing from tear gas. 


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A protester walks though a cloud of tear gas. 



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A protester covers the face of another protester with plastic wrap as a another protective layer from tear gas.



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Medics evacuate a protester who fainted from tear gas. 



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Some protesters in Taksim square wear gas masks. 

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Protesters cover their faces as police fire tear gas. 

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Protesters have been using social media to spread their message. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said "social media is the worst menace to society.”

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A protester walks though a cloud of tear gas. 

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A protester covers the face of another protester with plastic wrap as a another protective layer from tear gas.

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A protester runs away from tear gas during clashes on the road between Taksim square and Beshiktash stadium.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0gSFeQygYO3QYOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester runs away from tear gas during clashes on the road between Taksim square and Beshiktash stadium.

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A protester who covered her face with nylon. The protesters are angry with government after a shopping mall is planned to be developed in Istanbul's last public green space. 

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0dzybQj2pm5XiOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester who covered her face with nylon. The protesters are angry with government after a shopping mall is planned to be developed in Istanbul's last public green space. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=060Eacdb8Z1E8

A Turkish protester wearing a gas mask at Taksim square.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=060Eacdb8Z1E8Oren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A Turkish protester wearing a gas mask at Taksim square.

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Protesters cover their faces as police fire tear gas. While some people had gas masks. some people had to resort to amateur protective measures, such as kerchiefs and articles of clothing.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0eYrgT69P23OFOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Protesters cover their faces as police fire tear gas. While some people had gas masks. some people had to resort to amateur protective measures, such as kerchiefs and articles of clothing.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=02CmcOM0U53kc

Medics evacuate a protester injured from tear gas. Chemicals from tear gas irritate the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=02CmcOM0U53kcOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Medics evacuate a protester injured from tear gas. Chemicals from tear gas irritate the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0dMc3h53HFcnt

A protester attempts to throw back a gas canister. 

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0dMc3h53HFcntOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester attempts to throw back a gas canister. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0gpCf5n5lbdpZ

A protester wearing a gas mask walks though a cloud of tear gas.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0gpCf5n5lbdpZOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester wearing a gas mask walks though a cloud of tear gas.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=02ATcvN6Hz31Y

Medics treat a protester directly hit by a gas canister. Canisters, fired at high speeds, can cause severe injuries.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=02ATcvN6Hz31YOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Medics treat a protester directly hit by a gas canister. Canisters, fired at high speeds, can cause severe injuries.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=03A85Qp7vF8UV

Protesters using social media to spread their message. Just a couple of days ago, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated "social media is the worst menace to society.”

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=03A85Qp7vF8UVOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Protesters using social media to spread their message. Just a couple of days ago, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated "social media is the worst menace to society.”

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=08rkfJ79HmeZT

Protesters resting near a shop after fleeing from tear gas. 

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=08rkfJ79HmeZTOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Protesters resting near a shop after fleeing from tear gas. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0fEp9d182u354

A protester walks though a cloud of tear gas. Tear gas can infiltrate hundreds of metres of space.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=0fEp9d182u354Oren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester walks though a cloud of tear gas. Tear gas can infiltrate hundreds of metres of space.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=059538X1GQb7A

A protester covers the face of another protester with Naylon as a another protective layer from tear gas.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=059538X1GQb7AOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A protester covers the face of another protester with Naylon as a another protective layer from tear gas.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=08PLgowdxjgAz

Medics evacuate a protester who fainted from tear gas. 

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1370342837687?image_id=08PLgowdxjgAzOren ZivAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Medics evacuate a protester who fainted from tear gas. 



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