Seattle authorities have banned the use of tear gas for 30 days amid protests after the death of George Floyd (George Floyd).
Seattle abolishes curfew and forbids the use of tear gas against demonstrators as a means of suppression. Seattle’s mayor and police chief announced that they agreed to ban tear gas from dispersing protesters for 30 days. “After listening to concerns about using CS gas to disperse the crowd, we decided to suspend its use for 30 days,” said Police Chief Carmen Best.
Local health officials expressed concern about the use of tear gas and other respiratory irritants in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The ban does not apply to incendiary grenades, pepper spray and other crowd control methods.