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Yakup Cetinkaya: How To Protect Oneself Against Tear Gas (English with Spanish Subtitles)

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During their stay in Turkey in February 2014 the directors Arash and Arman T. Riahi themselves have been involved in a dangerous situation, when the police attacked civilians with tear gas. One of them even got hit by a tear gas catridge. For some time they could only breath heavily and were not able to open their eyes.

For Gezi protestors this was an everyday situation. They were very helpful and well-prepared. They brought Arman and Arash T. Riahi in a building, where they treated them with a mixture of liquids. As the activists found out that the two were the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”, which has been screened in Turkish cinemas some hours ago, they wanted to see the film. Immideately they provided a notebook and together they watched the documentary with Turkish subtitles. It was a nice atmosphere full of solidarity, since there were also other people joined the room, which have been victims of tear gas and were treated in the building.

The Turkish Gezi activist Yakup Cetinkaya explains in the video how to protect oneself from tear gas and how to breath properly.

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