The power of Seattle imposed a moratorium on the use of tear gas
The authorities of the American city of Seattle imposed a 30-day prohibition on the use by police of tear gas to disperse the protesters, who are in the United States in connection with the death of the African-American George Floyd, according to the Seattle Times newspaper.
As the newspaper notes, the decision to temporarily ban tear gas was made by the mayor Jenny Durkan and police chief Carmen best. As stated by the chief of police, the temporary prohibition applies only tear gas, stun grenades and pepper gas, he does not belong. Thus, according to her, the police intend "to review the use of all" instruments and methods for crowd control.
Best admitted that in the recent demonstration, police used tear gas to disperse people for the first time since 1999, when the city held protests to stop the WTO negotiations.
On Friday, a Federal district court in Colorado has ruled that Denver police use tear gas, rubber bullets, lighting grenades and other means of "temporary defeat" against protesters in the city without special permission.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, tumbled down and fell on him, the three of us, and one of them pushed him with his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.