Some notes and comments I gathered from friends, facebook etc. ;
-The water thats sprayed to people (sometimes) doesn't have a cooling affect, it burns the skin. They either add sand or tear-gas like chemicals in to the water thats being used.
-After 3-4 days reports came that the tear-gas thats being used started to have a much stronger affect, thats the reason some guessed it was Agent Orange.
The truth came from a hospital (hospitals name is The American Hospital...if I translated correct). A doctor got inside info from someone in the military, said it was used in military practice. No name or official info given but he warned (on TV) not to drink water for 30 minutes if inhaled.
-The Turkish media finally started broadcasing us whats going on instead of penguins
. At first I was happy but noticed they showed more of the prime minister Erdogan's (or his "friends") hate speeches rather than the victims or updates
-The prime minister erdogan is retuning today from Africa (which was terrible for him, some leaders rejected to see him cause of his attitude during the events...I lol'ed
) and before his arrival he continued his aggressive behavior.
-Its seems we'll breath less tear gas from now on cause the goverment finally realised the whole world is watching, thanks to you guys!
the down side is they will use this to make false accusations to the protesters. Like;
Today Erdogan said the same protesters were responsible for bombing American Embassy's
look at the photos and you'll people wearing clown costumes or dance like American Native Indeans...
Its estimated 600.000 active protesters on the streets here in Turkey. Though not acceptable, with such a number it shouldn't be a surprise there will be people who has terrible intentions...Everybody who protests wishes things to go non-violant.
Someone tweeted a while ago when tear gassed in Istanbul; 500 people couldn't find 1 knife to cut a lemon in half