Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP
Ariela Levy
Opinion

Opinion

Ariela Levy and Patrick Wilcken

End the abuse of tear gas for the sake of peaceful protesters in Hong Kong, the US and everywhere else

  • The misuse of tear gas at protests in Hong Kong and in the US after George Floyd’s death is part of a worrying trend that is escalating across the globe
  • As the UN looks to control goods that could be used for torture or other ill-treatment, it is vital that tear gas is included, while states must also impose their own curbs

Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold up their hands as they suffer the effects of tear gas during a George Floyd demonstration in Minneapolis, US, on May 27. Photo: AFP
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Ariela Levy

Ariela Levy

Ariela Levy is on the Crisis Evidence Lab at Amnesty International.

Patrick Wilcken

Patrick Wilcken

Patrick Wilcken is a researcher on Arms Control, Security & Human Rights at Amnesty International.