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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:50 PM

Here are the pictures of the tear gas canisters deployed at Lafayette Square on June 1.

David Fahrenthold Retweeted

Here are the pictures of the tear gas canisters deployed at Lafayette Square on June 1.

The administration has tried to say there was no tear gas used.

That is demonstrably false based on hard evidence from ⁦

U.S. Park Police said they didn't fire tear gas Monday, but tear gas cannisters were found at the scene

WUSA9's Nathan Baca experienced first hand what was used when U.S. Park Police cleared Lafayette Square amid protests over George Floyd's death.

Author: Nick Boykin (WUSA9), Nathan Baca
Published: 12:07 AM EDT June 3, 2020
Updated: 12:49 PM EDT June 4, 2020
WASHINGTON Update: 6/4/2020:

Gas canisters collected by WUSA9 crews Monday night indicate that artificial CS tear gas was indeed used by federal law enforcement agents clearing out the protesters next to Lafayette Square.

The canisters, newly analyzed by WUSA9, show that not only was natural OC gas used, as previously reported, but that artificial CS gas, or what is more commonly known as tear gas, was used as well. WUSA9 crews as well as eyewitnesses described a green smoke coming from the canisters. Immediate symptoms include burning, watery eyes, throat constriction and severe coughing.

The US Park Police denied using CS or OC canisters to WUSA9 in a call Thursday morning. US Secret Service was also present. WUSA9 is asking that agency for a response. DC Metro Police was not witnessed near that intersection on foot.


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