Friday, May 23, 2014

GEZI PROTESTS - THE ANNIVERSARY PART II - GASED AT GEZI

GEZI PROTESTS - THE ANNIVERSARY PART II - GASED AT GEZI

Protesters learnt to arm themselves against the copious amounts of tear gas lobbed at them. Those who could afford it and were there for the long haul bought serious equipment. Others made do with was to hand.
a water bottle
Cling film
a wonder bra
Posters went up to inform on dress etiquette.
Soon protesters and those who were popping out to the shops needed to be thus attired at all times.
Masks could be bought everywhere, so too swimming googles.
People sought to protect just about everyone and everything from the merciless gas.
As the protests gathered momentum and news of continued injuries, hard hats became part of the dress code. The reminder that injury was a very real possibility was seen on protesters arms where they had   written their blood group, just in case.
But still humour reigned.
Biber is the turkish word for tear gas
And business continued as usual.










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