Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Tear Gas Is Banned in International Warfare––Why Are Police Using It On U.S. Civilians?

Because the US is run by serial war criminals. Duh?

By Janea Wilson

In These Times

On June 2, President Trump threatened to deploy military troops against Americans in response to nationwide protests after the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump’s suggestion to use military force against U.S. civilians shocked many—but in fact police already have been using a weapon banned in international warfare against protesters: tear gas.


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