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Ahmet Atakan

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Taksim’de Ahmet Atakan eylemi
Hürriyet; 11 Eylül 2013

Taksim Dayanışması ve çeşitli sivil toplum kuruluşları, sosyal paylaşım siteleri üzerinden yapılan çağrıyla Taksim Meydanı’nda dün saat 19.00’da Hatay’daki gösterilerde hayatını kaybeden Ahmet Atakan için karanfilli anma ve basın açıklaması yapılacağını duyurdu. Bunun üzerine polis dün akşamdan itibaren güvenlik önlemi alarak Gezi Parkı, Taksim Meydanı ve Cumhuriyet Anıtı’nı yaya trafiğine kapattı. İstiklal Caddesi girişinde de önlem alan polis, ellerinde karanfillerle bekleyen yaklaşık 50 kişilik grubun sloganlar atması üzerine kol kola girerek müdahale etti. Gece boyunca Taksim’de yaşanan olaylar sırasında çok sayıda gösterici gözaltına alındı. İstiklal Caddesi ve ara sokaklarında polis-eylemci gerginliği yer yer sabaha kadar devam etti.

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Taksim Solidarity and various civil society organizations announced over social media sites that there would be a carnation memorial and statement to the press in Taksim Square yesterday at 7:00pm to commemorate Ahmet Atakan, who lost his life in demonstrations in Hatay. As a result, and taking a security precaution, police closed pedestrian traffic to Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and the Republic Monument starting last night. Taking preventive measures, police also intervened on an approximately 50-person group that was chanting slogans, carnations in hand, at the entrance to İstiklal Avenue when they, arm-in-arm, tried to enter. Throughout the night, and during the events staged in Taksim, many demonstrators were taken into custody. On İstiklal Avenue and its side streets, police-activist tensions continued, here and there, until morning.

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Written by M. James

September 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

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Son Kullanma Tarihi

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From Brazil with love.

From Brazil with love.

Amidst the news of the decreasing use of tear gas (which I cannot independently confirm) and the (more certain) news of the use of capsaicin in TOMA trucks’ water cannons (instead?), here’s a familiar image of a tear gas canister with its expiration date conveniently elided.

It reads:

Warning
It is dangerous to use
(this thing) after its
last-usage date
————————————————–
Series: BEO-J
Production Date: 10/2011
Last-Usage Date: [?]

*wink wink*

*wink wink*

But even more dangerous than extending the shelf-life of your non-lethal chemical arsenal is using it incorrectly. Or, rather, “incorrectly.”

GL-202
Type 1

For-open-areas
gas canister

Do not fire
directly
at people

How “open” those areas and how “directly” the canisters are fired are, presumably, the prerogative of the end user.

Written by M. James

June 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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