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  • Macedonian Police Use Tear Gas as Migrants Attempt Border Storm

    04/10/2016 9:57:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/10/2016
    Migrants have clashed with Macedonian police after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from Macedonia in the border town of Idomeni. Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to keep the migrants at bay and they responded by throwing rocks at the police. Greek police were standing by, not interfering. ... The clashes began soon after some 500 of the more than 11,000 migrants stranded at a camp on the Greek side of the border responded to rumors the border was about to open by gathering close to the fence. A delegation of five migrants...
  • Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

    06/28/2015 1:11:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    AFP ^ | June 28, 2015 | AFP
    Istanbul (AFP) - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said. The scene turned violent when participants -- many brandishing rainbow flags -- denounced "the fascism" of the conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police then began to forcefully break up the crowd, with some officers firing rubber pellets into the crowd.
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo Gets Hit By Tear Gas In Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:38:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo gets tear-gassed covering the riots in Ferguson after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
  • Violence erupts in Ferguson AGAIN:

    08/17/2014 9:37:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2014 | David Mccormack for MailOnline
    Another night of protests and violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday evening as tensions remain high following the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of the police on August 9. The violence began to flare again around 9 p.m. local time as police in riot fear fired teargas on hundreds of protestors - including children - for encroaching on their command post. Authorities also used rubber bullets and several protesters have reported getting hit. Many of the marchers retreated, but a group of about 100 stood defiantly about two blocks away until getting hit by another...
  • Crowd control: Riot police techniques from Ferguson to France

    08/13/2014 9:42:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | August 13, 2014 | Ben Piven
    Police use a range of non-lethal weapons to maintain social order, quell civil disturbances and stop political violence. The scenes of violent confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri, over three straight nights show angry African-American residents protesting in response to a police shooting currently under investigation. To counter the crowds, local police have attempted to use the same techniques that security forces use around the world, including tear gas, bean bag rounds and wooden bullets. Riot control police – wearing helmets, visors, body armor and gas masks – are called in for disturbances ranging from rowdy soccer matches and merchandise looting to...
  • Turkey: Police Use Tear Gas as Riots Continue

    06/11/2013 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/13 | Elad Benari
    Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square on Tuesday as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would show "no more tolerance" for the unrelenting mass demonstrations against his government. The AFP news agency reported that hundreds of police stormed the city's Taksim Square, the epicenter of nearly two weeks of unrest, in the early morning and brought bulldozers to clear the makeshift barriers erected by demonstrators after police pulled out of the area on June 1. The police action surprised protesters, many of whom were dozing in nearby Gezi Park,...
  • US teargas arrives in Egypt for Muslim Brotherhood use

    04/09/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 4/9/13 | The Commentator
    A shipment of teargas canisters from the United States arrived at the Egyptian Abadeya Port in Suez on Sunday, according to official documents obtained by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. Five containers carrying around 140,000 teargas canisters were apparently shipped to the Egyptian Interior Ministry by the Aramex International courier service. The Egypt Independent reports that the shipping documents state that only the Egyptian government may use the canisters, and that they are forbidden to re-export the shipment or sell it to third parties. The documents state that the shipment set sail from the port of Wilmington in Pennsylvania on 14...
  • Egyptian Riot Police Teargassing Christians Inside Cathedral in Cairo

    04/07/2013 10:33:21 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 11 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | Egypt Independent | Heba Afify
    A funeral for four Coptic Christians killed in the town of Khosous quickly turned violent when unknown assailants swarmed in and began attacking attendees.Youth Union spokesperson Nader Shoukry told Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr that tear gas had been fired inside the cathedral there “without clear reason.” DPA news agency has reported that 25 people have been injured in the clashes.
  • Chaos grows as Tunisia buries assassinated opposition leader

    02/08/2013 5:54:14 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | Feb. 08 2013, 8:10 PM EST
    Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid was buried as a martyr for freedom and democracy in a country that is threatened with the loss of both, as an uprising against the ruling Islamist party gained momentum. Mr. Belaid’s assassination triggered a ferocious backlash against the main Islamist party, Ennahda, one that continued during the funeral Friday, attended by as many as 100,000 people. The midafternoon funeral on Friday was a largely peaceful event marred by bouts of violence – and brief periods of panic – as crowds tried to outrun billowing clouds of tear gas aimed at demonstrators and looters on...
  • Video: Arabs Chased Away from Jewish Outpost

    02/07/2013 4:21:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    About 200 Arabs from the village of Urif in the Binyamin region took advantage of the snow last weekend to penetrate into the perimeter of a Jewish outpost near Yitzhar. The outpost only held a small number of boys at the time. Video ..... "In accordance with instructions for all of Judea and Samaria's hot spots," he added, "security forces must only use riot dispersal gear against the rioters, who are not afraid to throw back the gas canisters that were fired at them, alongside with rocks."
  • Remand Extended a Day for Suspect in Attacks on Arabs

    The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended by a day, Thursday, the remand of a Jewish youth arrested, Wednesday evening, in connection with spraying teargas at Arab taxi drivers, according to the Honenu legal-aid organization, which is defending him. The police requested a ten-day extension but Judge Mordechai Burstein claimed their identification of the youthful suspect was problematic. The police plan to appeal ...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • I have a legitimate question for folks.

    07/23/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 45 replies
    question? | 07/23/12 | winston's julia
    Please don't flame me... but something has me confused. WHY can people buy canisters of tear gas?
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • Police fire tear gas as Occupy Oakland marchers near convention center

    01/28/2012 5:26:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/28/12 | Matthias Gafni
    OAKLAND -- Police have fired tear gas and flash bang grenades at Occupy Oakland protesters as they marched near the Oakland Museum of California. As marchers walked up Oak Street near 12th Street, a line of police blocked the path and declared it an unlawful assembly. Police then fired tear gas and some protesters tweeted rubber bullets were fired into the crowd. The marchers turned around and began marching in the opposite direction, and are headed back to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Occupy protesters had planned to take over a vacant building to house their headquarters and hold a two-day party....
  • South Korea Passes U.S. Free-Trade Agreement, Lawmaker Sets Off Tear Gas Canister in Protest

    11/22/2011 1:45:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/22/11
    South Korea Passes U.S. Free-Trade Agreement, Lawmaker Sets Off Tear Gas Canister in Protest Published November 22, 2011 | NewsCore SEOUL – South Korea's parliament Tuesday approved a free trade agreement with the United States, minutes after an opposition legislator set off a tear gas canister in the assembly in protest over the pact. Television footage showed legislators coughing and wiping their eyes after the canister went off next to the speaker's rostrum, forcing the deputy speaker to flee, AFP reported. Legislators voted 151-7 in favor of the long-delayed deal, live footage showed, after ruling party members caught the opposition...
  • Clashes at border crossing

    10/18/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18/10/11
    Rock fest as Arabs waiting at border crossing find out the released will be crossing at a different point.
  • Westboro Baptist protestors met by counter protestors (Police used Tear Gas on Counter protestors)

    05/30/2011 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 19 replies ^ | May 29, 2011 | Joanna Small / May 29, 2011 )
    Police escorted the Westboro member to safety and used tear gas to control the crowd.
  • Terrorists expected to hit Egypt hard in Iraq attack

    03/10/2003 11:13:25 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 75+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003
    A top Egyptian security official is warning he expects "a wave of Islamic terror attacks against the country, planned and prepared outside of Egypt," according to G2 Bulletin's intelligence sources. The terror threat in Egypt is being taken so seriously among western and Israeli intelligence agencies that they are actively considering the possibility of the fall of President Hosni Mubarak's regime and pondering what might become of Cairo's weapons of mass destruction in such an eventuality. During a special session of the People's Assembly, Egyptian Minister of the Interior Habib al-Adeli reportedly told legislators that his assessment is based on...
  • Muslim student sprays teacher with tear gas after she describes al-Qaeda as a terrorist group

    03/11/2010 8:47:38 AM PST · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,840+ views
    jihad watch ^ | March 10, 2010
    Lyon, France - A 15-year-old French schoolboy sprayed a teacher with teargas after she described al-Qaeda as a "terrorist group", she told reporters on Tuesday as prosecutors began their investigation. "I had just explained that the attacks on September 11, 2001 were carried out by the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, as is written in the text book," said the history teacher, speaking on condition of anonymity. "He stood up and declared that al-Qaeda is not terrorist and that neither is the Taliban," she said, adding that the boy had then pulled out a spray can and doused her and a teaching...
  • Chavez supporters attack opposition TV station

    08/03/2009 7:04:48 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 898+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/03/09 | Raymond Colitt & Ana Isabel Martinez
    Several dozen militant backers of Hugo Chavez on Monday stormed the headquarters of an opposition TV station that the Venezuelan president has threatened to shut down amid his crackdown on private media. Activists with the UPV, a radical left-wing party that backs Chavez, forced their way past security guards to enter Globovision headquarters in Caracas and fired tear gas inside the compound, images broadcast by the TV station showed. Globovision, a small but critical station, broadcasts news programing and has been highly critical of Chavez. Chavez's government condemned the attack, although Globovision's owners said they suspected the president was behind...
  • Terrorist cell detected in USA?

    03/27/2009 7:32:11 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Mortgage Implode-O-Meter ^ | March 27, 2009 | Implode-O-Meter
    A maintenance firm contracted to work on an abandoned and foreclosed home in Illinois owned by Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. made a startling discovery while draining the flooded basement: pipe bombs and tear gas grenades were uncovered when the water had been removed, leading the surprised workers to notify both Countrywide and local authorities. Police were reported to have responded to the scene at 3245 203rd St. in Lynwood (Chicago Heights), IL.......
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Thai Police Used Chinese-Made "Explosive" Tear Gas(lethal crap:too much RDX)

    10/15/2008 4:51:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1,061+ views
    Nasdaq ^ | 10/14/08
    Thai Police Used Chinese-Made "Explosive" Tear Gas (RTTNews) - Thai investigators have concluded that Chinese-made tear gas canisters used by the police during an anti-government protest rally last week contained a powerful explosive, possibly RDX - a substance that is used as a major component in many military explosives, media reports said. Evidence collected by the forensic team led by Porntip Rojanasunan, Justice Ministry'sCentral Institute of Forensic Science director, revealed that tear gas canisters imported from China contained explosive components as wounds found on the body of a dead victim matched with the size of the tear gas canisters. The...
  • Mysterious tear gas canister sickens 43 in city [update to yesterday's breaking news]

    11/20/2002 7:04:07 AM PST · by Polycarp · 27 replies · 56+ views
    Johnstown PA Tribune Democrat ^ | 11/20/02 | KIRK SWAUGER and PETE BOSAK
    Mysterious tear gas canister sickens 43 in city By KIRK SWAUGER and PETE BOSAK, the tribune-democrat November 20, 2002 In violence called domestic terrorism by authorities, a canister of highly potent riot gas was detonated in a busy Johnstown neighborhood yesterday, sending 43 passers-by to hospitals. None of the patients was seriously injured by the gas, which is only available to the military or large police departments. An unnamed victim was admitted to nearby Memorial Medical Center for observation. All others were treated and later released from local hospitals. Symptoms ranged from tightness in the chest and tearing and burning...
  • Mexican teenager hurt in incident at U.S. border

    01/13/2008 3:32:52 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 149+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 13 | Staff
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A teenager was injured when U.S. border patrol agents fired tear gas into Mexico over the weekend, despite a Mexican government complaint that U.S. agents were using excessive force. Fifteen-year-old Cristian Saldana was hit in the nose by a tear gas canister on Saturday after he threw stones at border patrol agents trying to stop people from illegally crossing into the United States, witnesses said. The teenager required stitches at a local hospital. Mexico's government criticized the U.S. border patrol for using excessive force after border patrol agents fired tear gas in another incident on Friday....
  • Reverend Apologizes for Insulting Governor Blanco

    10/09/2006 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 554+ views
    wafb via ^ | 10/09/06 | Jim Shannon
    Trying to get Governor Kathleen Blanco's attention during a rally is not that uncommon, but when a New Orleans reverend referred to the governor using the ‘B-word' -- he not only got attention, he says he also got a few threats. Monday, Reverend Raymond Brown formally apologized to the governor, and WAFB's Jim Shannon was there. Even though Reverend Brown apologized, the governor says his comments were downright painful. They came during a rally where he and others were trying to draw attention to an incident in New Iberia last month where police used tear gas to disperse a crowd....
  • Mexican police gas leftist lawmakers, protesters

    08/14/2006 5:26:09 PM PDT · by holymoly · 16 replies · 412+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 14, 2006 | Oliver Ellrodt
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican riot police used tear gas and clubs to drive back leftist legislators and supporters protesting outside Congress on Monday in the first violent clash over a fiercely contested presidential election. ADVERTISEMENT Several lawmakers from the left-wing party whose presidential candidate narrowly lost the July 2 election were slightly injured when police swept through their protest camp. Demonstrators threw rocks back at the federal police lines. It was the first time the government has deployed police to break up protests that began days after the election and have until now been peaceful. "They hit us all,...
  • Fla. Officer Apologizes for Comments

    08/09/2006 7:11:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 892+ views
    AP ^ | 8/9/6
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - A high-ranking sheriff's officer apologized Wednesday for insensitive comments he and other officers made about demonstrators after a free speech summit in 2003 in Miami. The comments wound up in a police-training video produced a day later. The video shows Maj. John Brooks and other officers praising each other for shooting protesters with rubber bullets. "Looking back at the tape, in hindsight, I shouldn't have said those things," Brooks said in a report published Wednesday night on The Miami Herald's Web site. Broward County Sheriff's officials said no one would face disciplinary action in connection with...
  • PHOTO THREAD: Immigration demonstrations coast to coast (stark visuals show scope of the problem)

    04/11/2006 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 108 replies · 3,017+ views
    Ladies and gentlemen, the scope of the out-of-countrol illegal immigration problem is more massive than even those who've been warning about it for years may have realized. The photos on this thread are only a sampling of the hundreds available from yesterday's coast-to-coast demonstrations. They are intended to show -- in stark visual terms -- the scope of what we are up against. I think they also show that, in some respects, we have already lost the arguments so many have been making. We lost with immigration "reform" in the 1960's. More significantly, we lost in 1986 when President Ronald...
  • HK police tear gas WTO protesters, detain 900

    12/17/2005 12:34:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/05 | John Ruwitch and Tan Ee Lyn
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fought running street battles and fired volleys of tear gas on Saturday to repel hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a building where world trade ministers were meeting. Seventy-four people were injured in the fighting, including 12 police officers, the government said. Most of the injuries were minor and most of the injured were South Korean farmers and workers who say free trade is ruining them. "The protesters got very close to the building, they were standing just across the street," a Reuters reporter said. "They made several advances on...
  • Opposition reports 62 killed, 1000 arrested in Iran clashes

    04/21/2005 9:51:56 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies · 935+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 21 Apr 2005
    London, Apr. 21 – At least 62 people have been killed and over 1,000 arrested in the week-long clashes between people and security forces in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, according to the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran. Fierce fighting has brought the province to a complete stand-still since Friday, when State Security Forces (SSF) opened fire on a 3,000-strong anti-government demonstration in the city of Ahwaz. The residents who were mainly ethnic Arabs were complaining of government plans to redefine the ethnic make-up of the province. Ahwaz was placed under a de facto martial law...
  • Landlord Tosses Tear Gas Grenade in House

    02/17/2005 8:46:51 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 584+ views
    AP ^ | 2-17-05
    Landlord Tosses Tear Gas Grenade in House 1 hour, 19 minutes ago Strange News - AP LANETT, Ala. - A landlord in an eviction dispute with a tenant allegedly broke windows at his rental property and threw a tear gas grenade into the residence, police said. Joseph Hammock, 69, of West Point, Ga., was taken into custody early Wednesday after a 1:30 a.m. dispute at the Lanett rental property. Police said the tenant was not injured. Officers arrested Hammock near his Georgia home on an unrelated arson charge and took him to Troup County Jail, said Lanett Police Chief Ron...
  • Tear Gas May Violate Treaties

    03/03/2003 11:51:53 PM PST · by weegee · 10 replies · 444+ views
    AP via ^ | March 02, 2003 | PAUL ELIAS
    Tear Gas May Violate Treaties Associated Press March 02, 2003 SAN FRANCISCO - Army Maj. Gen. David Grange is proud to have ordered his troops to use tear gas on hostile Serb crowds in Bosnia six years ago. "We didn't kill anyone," said the now-retired Grange. "It saved lives." His only complaint was that red tape prevented him from using tear gas more often. The Pentagon is drafting guidelines under which American solders could use riot control agents such as tear gas and pepper spray in Iraq to control unruly prisoners and separate enemy soldiers from civilians, Defense Secretary Donald...
  • Anti War Activists Mobilizing in the Bay Area [Pacific Stock Exchange Shutdown]

    02/12/2003 11:03:37 AM PST · by ewing · 51 replies · 400+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Feb. 12, 2003 | Joe Garafoli
    Non-violent protestors will plan to try and blockade the TransAmerica Pyramid, the Pacific Exchange and other 'war making' corporate and federal headquarters in San Francisco the first day after a prospective United States attack on Iraq.Nobody-not police nor activists who have participated in planning sessions for weeks-know how many people will show up.Still, mindful of the ability of free form groups as the Critical Mass bicyclists to tie up downtown-and of the protests in San Francisco after the start of the 1991 Gulf War that resulted in 1,000 arrests-police and some of the events intended targets are preparing for some...
  • Police: Man disposing of old riot gas caused noxious cloud

    11/23/2002 12:48:45 PM PST · by ds2000 · 7 replies · 170+ views
    NEPA News ^ | 11-23-02
    Police: Man disposing of old riot gas caused noxious cloud November 23, 2002 The release of a military-grade riot gas that sickened more than three dozen people in a western Pennsylvania town was caused by an elderly man trying to get rid of a decades-old tear gas grenade, police and federal officials said. The man, who is in his 80s, surrendered to police on Friday and told them he set off the tear gas grenade Tuesday in a creek near a hospital and a high school in Johnstown, about 55 miles east of Pittsburgh, FBI agent Paul Wilson said. Wilson...
  • Mysterious tear gas canister sickens 43 in city

    11/20/2002 9:56:27 AM PST · by TomB · 6 replies · 201+ views
    The Johnsotwn Tribune Democrat ^ | 11/20/02 | KIRK SWAUGER and PETE BOSAK
    In violence called domestic terrorism by authorities, a canister of highly potent riot gas was detonated in a busy Johnstown neighborhood yesterday, sending 43 passers-by to hospitals. None of the patients was seriously injured by the gas, which is only available to the military or large police departments. An unnamed victim was admitted to nearby Memorial Medical Center for observation. All others were treated and later released from local hospitals. Symptoms ranged from tightness in the chest and tearing and burning eyes, to a burning sensation on the skin and face. The FBI is evaluating the canister for fingerprints and...