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National Geographic: The Surprising History and Science of Tear Gas


Technically a chemical weapon, tear gas is seeing heavy use in Turkish protests. On Wednesday, hundreds of Turkish riot police forced thousands of protestors out of Taksim Square in Istanbul, by showering them with tear gas and blasting them with water cannons. The square has been ground zero for protests that started on May 31 with the goal to stop [...] → Read the full article…