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The court blocked the law in Seattle to ban the use of tear gas

A Federal judge in the United States blocked the new law Seattle, forbidding police to use tear gas on the background of the riots that broke out in the city, told the local Seattle Times newspaper.

According to the newspaper, the law was to take effect on Sunday, his blocking occurs ahead of the weekend, which is expected to be marked with another protest in the city.

According to the newspaper, blocking the law, U.S. district judge James Robart granted the request of the Federal government. The U.S. justice Department pointed to the fact that the ban on the police use of such weapons as tear gas, may lead to greater use of force by guards, which will only have the option to use "more lethal weapons".

The judge stressed the need for more discussion of this issue between the authorities of Seattle and the U.S. justice Department and pointed out that the restraining order is only a "very temporary" nature.

American media earlier reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump decided to send to Seattle for more Federal forces to combat crime.

Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled the three of us, and one of them was African-American with a knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.