TRIGGER WARNING (violence, gore)
The government (AKP) wanted to build a shopping mall but Istanbul already has got 93 shopping malls so we’re sick of it. And they wanted to build it in taksim gezi parki. That park is really important to us it’s like Central Park in NY. They wanted to destroy our park and build a new AVM. Then out people go there to defend our park and block the government. But the police started to throw agent orange, pepper spray and hard water (firemans trucks) Lots of people died and they’re still standing there and waiting 5pm because if our war continues for 48 hours our government is going to fall. We’re walking on Atatürk’s road and we don’t want Erdogan to controle us because that’s what he’s doing. So let thw world know what the fuck is he doing to his own people and he is doing just because the defenders dont like him and dont obey him. As you can see if people dont obey him he use illegal things to torture us and he blocked the media too so when other countries are making news about us suffering in our turkish channels there’s nothing just regular things like soccer or magazine news. They blocked the phones and internet in defending places so people are stuck there without electricity and no food there are no gas masks so lots of people are poisoning and police attacks people with armed combat car and they shout like run over people so ERDOGAN= HITLER HELP US (Reblog)
Spread the word, signal boost, reblog. These people seriously need all the help they can get to let the world know what’s going on, and we’re in a position to do that.
Holy shit isn’t Agent Orange one of the chemicals from the Vietnam war that was basically an excessively toxic herbicide and defoliant with jet fuel?!
Guys, as horrible as shit is in Turkey, we don’t need to spread misinformation.
For people in Turkey (in case you’re reading this because it seems like the OP is in Turkey), it is not Agent Orange. There would be no reason for them to throw Agent Orange at you since its damage is minimal in short bursts like this. Instead, it is likely that what they are deploying is CS gas (tear gas) or OC gas (pepper spray). Often these chemicals are tinted so that officers can more easily see where they have been deployed, especially in riot situations. It also has a psychological effect on protesters.
Agent Orange would not do anything to you unless it was created poorly and you were exposed to it for weeks at a time. As a chemical compound, Agent Orange is safe to handle when produced properly. However, it has not been produced since at least the 1980s.
I’m not saying Agent Orange is good. I’m just saying that’s not what they’re deploying and that even if it was what they were deploying, it would not be harmful because of science. It was harmful in Vietnam for 1083098 reasons, but the primary reasons were that as demand for it increased (because it was so “effective” at clearing jungle) the producers of it (mostly Monsanto) began to drop their quality standards and the stability of the compound was affected, causing it to be unsafe when people were exposed to it for long periods of time - typically months, or years.