The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called the D.C. police’s use of tear gas and pepper spray against protesters outside the White House a “grossly unjustified use of a chemical weapon” that “raises serious human rights concerns under international law.”
The ACLU’s Monday night statement came in response to a journalist’s tweet reporting the use of tear gas on “peaceful protesters.”
One Twitter user asked rhetorically, “Give me a break!!! Is the ACLU going to defend the rights of all the innocent protestors and business owners beat up by the ANTIFA thugs? How about the cops hit and injury by bricks and rocks thrown at them??” Of course not, because the ACLU has become an activist organization for the left.
Tear gas is commonly used by law enforcement agencies all over the world. Released in open spaces, tear gas temporarily induces such effects as crying, uncontrollable blinking, burning in the throat, sneezing, coughing, and retching, all of which should subside within hours.