Symbolically crushing: “Police who sprayed Gezi’s ‘woman in red’ ordered to plant 600 trees” A social fabric roundup…

A police officer that gained notoriety for spraying pepper spray at ‘woman in red’ has been sentenced to 20 months in jail and ordered to plant 600 trees
Turkish policeman sentenced to plant trees for teargas attack on woman in red

Fatih Zengin, whose spraying of pepper spray in the face of Ceyda Sungur came to symbolise 2013 park protests, must look after trees for six months

The police who pepper sprayed academician Ceyda Sungur aka woman in red at close range was convicted to plant 600 trees.
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