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Egyptian port staff refuses to sign for tear gas imported from the US

01 Dec

The ‘system’ can easily be thwarted by no-compliance at the ‘lowest’ levels.Well done to The Brave Five.

From: http://bikyamasr.com/49799/egypt-import-tear-gas-from-us/

” CAIRO: The arrival of 7 and half tons of tear gas to Egypt’s Suez port created conflict after the responsible officials at the port refused to sign and accept it for fear it would be used to crackdown on Egyptian protesters.

The importing of tear gas comes after thousands of tear gas canisters were fired at Egyptian protesters last week as clashes raged in downtown Cairo, just off from the iconic Tahrir Square, where thousands of protesters had gathered.

The gas used has angered activists, who say the effects of exposure has yet to wear off, with a number of protesters telling Bikyamasr.com that they have coughing fits, chest pains, blurred vision and their arms often shake. According to the Journal of Royal Medicine, the use of CS Gas – the most common choice of Egypt’s police last week – can have lasting symptoms for over one year.

Many commented, saying that “gas bombs are definably more important than importing wheat to make bread.” “

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