canister shot


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a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

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In its aftermath, three people were dead, including groundbreaking Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar, who was killed by a tear-gas canister shot into a bar by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.
Berkin Elvan, the teenager ABF's chairman referred to in his statement on Friday, died after being in a prolonged coma after he was hit by a teargas canister shot by the police during the Gezi events of 2013 -- massive anti-government protests across the country which initially started as a peaceful sit-in protest against a planned development on ystanbul's Gezi Park in Taksim, one of the last remaining green spaces in the center of the city.
The ministry's statement, which had been modified four times with varying accounts of events, claimed that "[the prisoners] were killed as a result of a tear gas canister shot at them to prevent their escape.
HEBRON, September 19, 2012 (WAFA) -- A 17-year-old PalestinianWednesday was severely injured by a gas bomb canister shot at him at close range by Israeli soldiers during confrontations in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, according to the injured Palestinian's father.
This data is not consistent with earlier reports that Yylmaz died of an injury caused by a tear gas canister shot by the police.
A supporter of Mohamed Morsi throws back a tear-gas canister shot by riot police in Cairo, July 16, 2013 (AFP, Marwan Nmani)
Crowds were protesting on Thursday over a recent mining disaster in Soma in which 301 miners died and over the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died in March following a long coma after being hit by a tear gas canister shot by the police during last year's Gezi protests.
He finished his speech by referring to Berkin Elvan, a boy who died after 269 days in a coma due to a head injury sustained when he was hit by a tear gas canister shot by police in June of last year during anti-government protests.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Diyarbakyr Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation after a 10-year-old child was hit on the head by a tear gas canister shot by riot police in Silvan, a town in the southeastern province of Diyarbakyr, during a protest on Tuesday.
The death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who lost his nine-month struggle for his life last week after he had been hit in the head by a tear gas canister shot by a police officer in ystanbul, is nowadays "decorating" the prime minister's discourse of provocation at party rallies.
15-year-old Berkin died after spending 269 days in a coma following an injury inflicted by a teargas canister shot directly to his head.