“Pepper Spray” being added to the water cannon by police in Turkey

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The painful effects of being soaked in this toxic liquid last for hours.
The active ingredient in a pepper spray that contains OC is Capsaicin, which describes a complex of related components (C18 H27 NO31) named Capsaicinoids that all work together to produce the “pungency” or burning sensation on contact with skin or mucous membranes (eg eyes, mouth, nostrils).

All hot peppers contain Capsaicinoids. Capsaicin, the strongest and most common of the Capsaicinoid family, is so hot that single drop diluted in 100,000 drops of water will produce blistering on the tongue.

Capsaicin In pure form it is a white powder and has a Scoville Heat Rating of 16,000,000.

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3 thoughts on ““Pepper Spray” being added to the water cannon by police in Turkey

  1. Worse….my friends said it is mostly likely acid ….to burn the protestors…….

    They are safely away from all the trouble ..but we are more concerned about communist-nazies type wanting to use the genuine protest by people to promote their violence by parasiting on legitimate peaceful protest……..what a disgusting world thry live in! :/ http://www.ceciliayu.com

    • Thanks for the comments from your friends – glad they are safe! And also for highlighting the threat of subversion, one of the most prevalent and least considered risks to grassroots activism these days

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