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    Posted June 15, 2013 by
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    Protests across Turkey

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    Corrosive Chemicals in Turkish Police Water Cannon

     

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    Reports are coming in of the water cannons used to disperse demonstrators in Turkey are spraying a mixture that is causing corrosive effects on skin.

     

    A doctor volunteering at a makeshift infirmary to care for wounded demonstrators stated: "It burns the skin and causes blistering, it even burned through my gloves".

     

    After the intervention of police to clear Gezi park of protestors, massive demonstrations have erupted across the country. Police have currently blocked access to Taksim square. Demonstrators are gathering in main streets and central plazas across the country.

     

    Edit: This has now been confirmed by the Istanbul Medical Chamber

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