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Police ‘to end use of pepper spray’

Police will not use pepper spray to quell any future demonstrations, Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman has decreed, after it was used against farmers angry over the rising cost of animal feed.

Police ‘to end use of pepper spray’

Photo: Uğur Kaptanoğlu

Officers were seen using the disabling substance last week against demonstrators in the capital who had tried to march to the Ledra Palace checkpoint.

Following a meeting with police chief Süleyman Manavoğlu, Dr Erhürman said that pepper spray would no longer be used.

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