Tear Gas. Ok for U.S. Citizens, Not for Enemies
On June 1st, federal police tear-gassed peaceful protestors to clear the streets for Donald Trump’s bible photo-op. Tear gas has become a commonly used crowd control device for the police but did you know tear gas is a chemical weapon banned for use in war?
It was originally banned as part of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 following World War I.
It was also prohibited under the 1997 International Chemical Weapons Convention. The treaty has been signed by all countries except Egypt, North Korea, and South Sudan. Israel has signed the treaty but not ratified it.
In spite of this, police departments and federal agencies continue to fire tear gas on U.S. citizens.