The Seattle police Department banned the use of tear gas against protesters
District judge Richard Jones issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the police from the us city of Seattle (Washington state) to use tear gas or other chemical irritants against participants of peaceful protests, informs television channel Fox News, citing the document.
Two weeks ago it was reported that the mayor of Seattle Jenny Durkan and the chief of police of the city of Carmen's best has introduced a 30-day ban on the use of tear gas by police to disperse the protesters. Restrictions are not touched stun grenades and pepper gas. However, as Fox News reports, this ban was later broken.
The judge said that tear gas can only be used if attempts to contain the threat by using alternative measures for the suppression of riots, including pepper gas, were ineffective, and the chief of police decided that "the use of tear gas is the only reasonable and available alternative."
It is noted that the judge's ruling was released after the activist group Black Lives Matter filed a lawsuit against the city police in connection with the tactics of law enforcement officers to suppress the protests. The decree will be effective for two weeks.
It is reported that earlier this week, protesters occupied several blocks in the Central part of the city, declaring the territory "of the Autonomous zone of Capitol hill." Police officers were ordered to leave the area to reduce tensions.
The President of the United States Donald trump wrote on Twitter that "domestic terrorists seized Seattle", and criticized the Governor of Washington state Jay and Margie reiger mayor Jenny Durkan that, in his opinion, do not struggle with the disorder. In response to this Durcan advised Trump to "get back to the bunker".
The cities of the U.S., and then in a number of countries in the world, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd.