Tear gas, formally known as a lachrymatory agent or lachrymator (from lacrima meaning "tear" in Latin), is a possibly lethal chemical weapon that stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even blindness. Common lachrymators include OC, CS, CR, CN (phenacyl chloride), nonivamide, bromoacetone, xylyl bromide and syn-propanethial-S-oxide (from onions).
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... on the West side, police fired tear gas into the crowd, causing people to run in all directions ... Tear gas wafted through the open windows of West End residents that night ... Hospital responded to the situation by placing guards at the emergency room entrance to prevent tear gas victims from entering, claiming there was nothing ...
... The deputies gathered on the roof and began shooting tear gas bombs into the crowd ... So much tear and vomit gas was used that not even the police could enter the riot zone ... The militia retaliated by launching a particularly strong form of tear gas into the crowd ...
20 stingball grenades and 13 rounds of tear gas to disperse the out-of-control crowd ... I don’t see how we could have dispersed that crowd without tear gas." In fact, Wibert said after the police used flash bangs and smoke bombs, some students began to chant for tear gas ... In that incident, police began using tear gas just 15 minutes after crowds formed, launching 299 canisters in total ...
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... Tear gas works by irritating mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, and causes crying, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, pain in the eyes ... often used by police to force compliance, most notably tear gas ... Military use of tear gas (as all other chemical weapons) is prohibited by various international treaties ...
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