How Tear Gas Went From A Weapon Of War To A $3 Billion Industry

4 Agu 2020
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The use of tear gas during the recent protests surrounding police misconduct in the United States has reignited the debate about the legality of its use on large assemblies. Classified as a "less-lethal weapon," tear gas has become a weapon of choice for law enforcement officers ever since it first emerged during World War I. Today, the less-lethal weapons industry generates billions of dollars each year, and tear gas products reportedly comprise about 25 percent of the entire industry. Although tear gas is illegal in the context of warfare, it remains legal for use by law enforcement for riot control purposes. The legality of its use has been debated for nearly a century. While the debate continues, tear gas continues to be used on protests in the United States and around the world.
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How Tear Gas Went From A Weapon Of War To A $3 Billion Industry

  • Tear gas how about mustard gas that ends it right now.

    Charles DouglasCharles DouglasHari Yang lalu
  • Tear gas it alot better then bullets flying around trust me !!!! Dont do dumb shit and you won't have to worry !!!

    Dillion MarseeDillion Marsee3 hari yang lalu
  • stop saying peaceful when they are not

    MillozMilloz8 hari yang lalu
  • That bank tear gas scene seemed usefull. I wonder why banks dont use it 🤔

    deeds nutzdeeds nutz9 hari yang lalu
  • Capitalism.

    8 Ball8 Ball9 hari yang lalu
  • Dont protest violently if you dont want to get tear gassed

    Yossi GershonYossi Gershon12 hari yang lalu
  • This was stupid

    Brian MoonBrian Moon19 hari yang lalu
  • I think we are well past the time for tear gas. We are to the point of shotgun. Oh. I read that ladys book. It is foolishness.

    esquad 540esquad 54024 hari yang lalu
  • Says less lethal weapons and then shows a marine with a Milkor MGL.

    RolisRolisBulan Yang lalu
  • Back then, during the CHICAGO 7, everyone was raging about who started the riot.... now? cops are rubbing it on our faces that they are the one who starts trouble

    DashOfOliveOilDashOfOliveOilBulan Yang lalu
  • at the bginnig clips, the dude that brought his dog is the biggest asshole i have ever seen in my life. that dog couldve been trampled on EASILY.

    DashOfOliveOilDashOfOliveOilBulan Yang lalu
  • Sees their own race killed n don't know how to act but can't help out the most vulnerable animals that need help smh

    Miguel rubenMiguel rubenBulan Yang lalu
  • If I'm going about my day, and the police start chucking gas against me without justification, they're getting shot

    Swirrll the DoggoSwirrll the DoggoBulan Yang lalu

    Play AEW By R2 InteractivePlay AEW By R2 InteractiveBulan Yang lalu
  • Lol in Lebanon the streets almost are made from tear gas because of the protests

    Demolition DanielDemolition DanielBulan Yang lalu
  • 0:51 am I seeing what they are? Those are riots not protests

    RainsebRainsebBulan Yang lalu
  • This has nothing to do with the video but seriously those cops must feel so good throwing shit at those pathetic protestors.

    Minty PodMinty PodBulan Yang lalu
  • " If you don't leave now tear gas may be used against you! " Gee I wonder why they're getting tear-gassed

    bob bobbob bobBulan Yang lalu
  • When tear gas company is on promotion..

    John YeohJohn YeohBulan Yang lalu
  • Mustard gas and tear gas are completely different lmao

    Taylor AstonTaylor AstonBulan Yang lalu
  • When are the police aloud to use tear gas or things similar because if protest are legal why on earth do the police tear gas people, are people at these legal protest doing illegal things or what?

    Torian CromarTorian Cromar2 bulan yang lalu
  • If you don't want to get to your teargas don't riot and if you do want to riot and you get gas it's your own damn fault

    Dat WestDat West2 bulan yang lalu
  • well, the protest was actually quite stupid, so it was fair, the 2020 protest.

    ruhtra1217ruhtra12172 bulan yang lalu
  • Tear gas is not that bad, especially outdoors.

    Andrew MorrowAndrew Morrow2 bulan yang lalu
    • great, did you try it out yourself :D

      S u c c e r b e r gS u c c e r b e r g2 bulan yang lalu
  • Other country on earth doing crack down on protesters murican be like "impose sanctions" Murican crack down his own protestors "bring more tear gas and secret police"

    Ivo PurwantoIvo Purwanto2 bulan yang lalu
  • Not just in US, Hong Kong police did use over thousands of tear gas during anti-extradition protects since 2019. Even worst, some of those tear gas was overdue and suppose to be disposed.

    Leo KWANLeo KWAN2 bulan yang lalu
  • Peacful protestes ya mhmhm 🤨

    EA10 BTWEA10 BTW2 bulan yang lalu
  • Business insider really is out here demonizing non-lethals. They're actually a miracle that has saved many lives. Which is their literal design by the way. Someone is trying to win political brownie points;) And this moron from the ACLU is actually using a slippery slope as his entire argument. Man! They're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for those points.

    Deus CoromatDeus Coromat2 bulan yang lalu
  • Every Hong Kong citizen watching this video: We've seen more.

    Awesome PinewoodAwesome Pinewood2 bulan yang lalu
  • The police do warn protesters before throwing tear gas

    SomethingRandom 22SomethingRandom 222 bulan yang lalu
  • I think if they don't use tear gas it would cause danger for president in front of white house

    samrat Singhsamrat Singh2 bulan yang lalu
    • i always wonder, do they want the police to shoot them for "protesting?" Like, it is banned in war because your trying to kill others in war, so making it so everyone cannot see then killing them is really wrong.

      TacticalBlue66TacticalBlue662 bulan yang lalu
  • If you have a preexisting medical condition. Avoid riots. That means yo dumb ass better stay peaceful. I'm Military and Retired. I can handle it or I run into the wind.

    Marty ShannonMarty Shannon2 bulan yang lalu
  • So America not only commits war crimes internationally but also against its citizens ? Astounding. Also would be really curious to know the shareholders of these 3 companies

    Daniel SwarovskiDaniel Swarovski2 bulan yang lalu
    • You idiot. You can't commit war crimes against your citizens, if you're not fighting a war against your citizens. And many other nations use teargas

      mardis mardiasmardis mardias2 bulan yang lalu
  • “Peaceful protests” as they destroy businesses and burn cars

    Carson ReedCarson Reed3 bulan yang lalu
  • I agree, it needs to be stopped, it simply won't stop violent criminals. Bullets have historically been more effective at terrorist-control

    Alessandro LongeriAlessandro Longeri3 bulan yang lalu
  • Well its not the case in china

    DELTROSDELTROS3 bulan yang lalu
  • Use it more to stop the Looting, use far more than that

    Luis MendozaLuis Mendoza3 bulan yang lalu
  • May be the lady shared room with an Indian

    Tam ETam E3 bulan yang lalu
  • Why are you talking about how the police are handling it the best way for the protestors instead of how the violent protesters are handling it

    Nico StahlNico Stahl3 bulan yang lalu
  • “Non violent” protest hahahaha hahahaha guess throwing bricks at cops and ransacking stores to get a fresh pair of Nikes is non-violent

    Deezy D8Deezy D83 bulan yang lalu
  • hong kong police bad amirite

    KiloKilo3 bulan yang lalu
  • Yah, let the "peaceful" protesters burn down the city.

    Joey VigilJoey Vigil3 bulan yang lalu
  • I think the more reasonable the protestors/ reason they are protesting the less lethal weapons. But if they are just being plain crazy and violent then you should tear gas them

    ResilienxeResilienxe3 bulan yang lalu
  • Hm, is it just me or do I... Hear... Oh no, GET THE MILK

    julian zhoujulian zhou3 bulan yang lalu
  • these retrards keep callng the examples as "protests"yet theyre all it stupid to use these during a respritory disease outbreak?yes.but it is also stupid to be in a big group during such events.

    Jorge ARGUELLOJorge ARGUELLO3 bulan yang lalu
  • Tear gas should be legal because again it only affects in the short term as well as a little bit perplexed by the notion of “it affects people with pre-existing conditions” because it’s really on them for putting them in a spot where they would be hit by some thing that could endanger them. That’s like explaining to a albino person that if you go out in the sunlight you very well will be burned by the sun.

    t-bone007t-bone0073 bulan yang lalu
  • You should look at the chilean protests

    Guillermo Salas RubinaGuillermo Salas Rubina3 bulan yang lalu
  • They are so peaceful they are throwing bottle of gifts at them, joe thoughtful of them

    David CarcamoDavid Carcamo3 bulan yang lalu
  • Make another Video of "How protest has become Business".

    Kapil Dev TiwariKapil Dev Tiwari3 bulan yang lalu
  • Protesters and rioters should start throwing molotov cocktails or make pipe bombs or car bombs.

    SpacemonkeymojoSpacemonkeymojo3 bulan yang lalu
  • Why tf blaming police? Blame the senators and the president for giving orders for that

    Levin TigaLevin Tiga3 bulan yang lalu
  • Disturbing and shocking? It is just tear gas?

    George PattonGeorge Patton3 bulan yang lalu
  • These police are just asking for a civil war imagine what will happen if A protester brings a gun i mean they have used explosives or flash bangs

    Speeed FreeeSpeeed Freee3 bulan yang lalu
    • Nah they don't dare to!

      Alto 981Alto 9813 bulan yang lalu
  • “Peaceful protests”

    YETI JUST ATE A DOG but its actually aliveYETI JUST ATE A DOG but its actually alive3 bulan yang lalu
  • What about what happen in waco

    Pop AcornPop Acorn3 bulan yang lalu
    • That whole siege was sus

      Uhhh HhhUhhh HhhBulan Yang lalu
  • just don't go outside idiots

    yoki yokiyoki yoki3 bulan yang lalu
  • HKers: we’ve been seeing this kind of things for a year 😐

    JoeyJoey3 bulan yang lalu
  • Freely use of chemical weapon?

    Critical ThinkerCritical Thinker3 bulan yang lalu
  • I wish they could make it more painful against these “peaceful protestors”

    Stefano RocaStefano Roca3 bulan yang lalu
  • Peaceful protests?? Have you even seen what the protestors have done

    Samuli MyllyniemiSamuli Myllyniemi3 bulan yang lalu
    • Tear gas has very much been used at peaceful clusters of protestors

      PlatoqpPlatoqp3 bulan yang lalu
  • Here they use rubber bullets at peaceful protester

    wanna noot123wanna noot1233 bulan yang lalu
  • "It's better to have and not need and need and not have."

    E P RamosE P Ramos3 bulan yang lalu
  • Witnessing in person use against people in Portland OR, it’s weird to see how liberally it was used. Moms arm and arm, tear gas shot. Protestors a whole block back with hands up, tear gas shot. Absolutely disgusting

    Dirty CrocketDirty Crocket3 bulan yang lalu
    • Andrew Martin and am I sitting here defending those people hijacking what is a peaceful movement? No, carry on.

      Dirty CrocketDirty Crocket3 bulan yang lalu
    • It’s also disgusting seeing “demonstrators” trying to attack police and other officials inside a courthouse, even using homemade bombs

      Andrew MartinAndrew Martin3 bulan yang lalu
  • There’s using fireworks as grenades. That’s what they get

    SharkieeツSharkieeツ3 bulan yang lalu
  • Flash Bombs. PTSD. America you suck. HAWAIIAN sovereignty. End Obama’s legacy. He is not American. He is our Hawaiian citizen! 🇬🇧

    DeepDivr GreenSuxDeepDivr GreenSux3 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm 10 years old

    Alexander VuAlexander Vu3 bulan yang lalu
    • Ok zoomer

      Muni OMuni O3 bulan yang lalu
    • K

      Andrew MartinAndrew Martin3 bulan yang lalu
  • You started this not the police it's simple stop

    Alexander VuAlexander Vu3 bulan yang lalu
    • No The police used racism so we protested and doing that is in our right and in the law

      Annery DiazAnnery Diaz3 bulan yang lalu
  • If you don't want the gas just stopped protesting it's simple just stopped and no more gas

    Alexander VuAlexander Vu3 bulan yang lalu
  • Nonviolent protestors 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂

    hfredydlhfredydl3 bulan yang lalu
  • This is probably the dumbest video put out by business insider.

    Eric HolladayEric Holladay3 bulan yang lalu
    • *most educational.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTips3 bulan yang lalu
  • You know what guys you are right. Stop using cs gas and use your guns. That’ll solve the issue alot quicker.

    I'm Your DadI'm Your Dad3 bulan yang lalu
  • I say use mustard gas on them

    dick johnsondick johnson3 bulan yang lalu
  • "Peaceful protesters" Yeah if that's what you call them

    Dorky animationsDorky animations3 bulan yang lalu
  • I prefer mustard gas

    wsufwsuf3 bulan yang lalu
  • Use ping tear gas for protesters but it is not good for citizens

    Bala swathiBala swathi3 bulan yang lalu
  • I thought America is civilised and bound by democracy and I am f******* wrong.

    Sushil Skolia Roll18 10th aSushil Skolia Roll18 10th a3 bulan yang lalu
  • ww1 tear gas and todays tear gas are different

    ADLRFKRANADLRFKRAN3 bulan yang lalu
  • Why are you still calling them protests!!!

    not right not left but forwardnot right not left but forward3 bulan yang lalu
    • Because there's a difference between protesting and rioting and they're talking about protesting

      Fr3jjeeh H3tu3Fr3jjeeh H3tu33 bulan yang lalu
  • Tear gas for protecting criminals like now

    noob_ vanquishernoob_ vanquisher3 bulan yang lalu
  • If you can't handle tear gas, don't riot lmao. Simple.

    That PersonThat Person3 bulan yang lalu
  • Stay home and puppeteer.

    How to Puppeteer with Liam HerrleHow to Puppeteer with Liam Herrle3 bulan yang lalu
  • Which other way should we disperse riots? It's much better than being shot. The laser isn't a bad idea either!

    Rumbly MarsRumbly Mars3 bulan yang lalu
  • Well if ur threatening the police and getting up in there faces don’t expect anything nice coming at you

    Jimmy StevensJimmy Stevens3 bulan yang lalu
    • Jimmy Stevens excartlys the protesters of so dumb people. U start shouting and doing stuff at the cops they fire it u didn’t run away that’s ur fault

      Norway CountryballNorway Countryball3 bulan yang lalu
  • I like how the lady said tear gas had often been used against “peaceful” protesters

    Eli LewisEli Lewis3 bulan yang lalu
  • ACAB

    Natasha berrryNatasha berrry3 bulan yang lalu
  • don't forget HongKong

    あいあい3 bulan yang lalu
  • USA : complains because tear gas is used on protesters France, Hong Kong (...) : First time?

    StarupStarup3 bulan yang lalu
    • More like the rest of the world

      Scrub KingScrub KingBulan Yang lalu
    • 😂😂ikr

      Damari BrackettDamari BrackettBulan Yang lalu
    • north korea: they still living?

      ya YAya YA2 bulan yang lalu
    • i always wonder, do they want the police to shoot them for "protesting?" Like, it is banned in war because your trying to kill others in war, so making it so everyone cannot see then killing them is really wrong.

      TacticalBlue66TacticalBlue662 bulan yang lalu
    • Haha! !!

      Marty ShannonMarty Shannon2 bulan yang lalu
  • what other choice do u suggest to disperse crowd gatherings than? or perhaps to disperse rioters? what less lethal weapon is available?

    mm3 bulan yang lalu
    • @No ButYes This is what they do in other parts of the developed world. The alternative is complete authoritarian police brutality.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTips3 bulan yang lalu
    • @LinusMLGTips youtube tard, stop

      No ButYesNo ButYes3 bulan yang lalu
    • In NL we use water guns

      PlatoqpPlatoqp3 bulan yang lalu
    • Send in the army or read the communist handbook. If people with weapons don't scare them off then you have to: 1. Cutt them off 2. Get some water canons loaded with paint 3. Throw tear gas into the crowd 4. Give the police gas mask and tell them to beat the living shit out of anyone in the cloud 5. Arrest them all 6. Show trial and the creation of an agency that specialises in "national security"

      Cpt. WillardCpt. Willard3 bulan yang lalu
    • Simple. You leave them be or push them back collectively. I know, so radical, but the overwhelming majority of escalation we have seen the last few months have been from the police. Give them a hammer, and everything looks like a nail.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTips3 bulan yang lalu
  • Shouldn’t we be happy that the less than lethal industry is growing? And also be happy that they are using tear gas that you can run away from without permanent damage? (Genuine question) and the reason you can’t use chemicals in war is because there is nowhere to run, if you leave your trench you get shot, but as crowd control it is incredibly effective

    Not still DeadNot still Dead3 bulan yang lalu
  • Bruh just put a bowl after it exploded 😳

    Sauce juice 89Sauce juice 893 bulan yang lalu
  • Every soul in these example videos are dead or potentially near death we’re watching dead people

    Jesus christJesus christ3 bulan yang lalu
    • Yo Jesus r u high or somethin

      Andrew MartinAndrew Martin3 bulan yang lalu
  • In every single story of mistrust, destruction, corruption, over capitalism, deforesting, human rights abuse, and whatnot, USA is always there to support and help you.

    Mr. ForWardMr. ForWard3 bulan yang lalu
  • They promoted it just the way we are promoting pre-order bundles today

    Yasin AlfadilYasin Alfadil3 bulan yang lalu
  • Sooooooooooooo Trump had broken many International Laws Sooooooooo He is now a criminal of war

    Pleb PlaysPleb Plays3 bulan yang lalu
    • @Max Power what it's like to bully a unique (maybe) mind

      Pleb PlaysPleb Plays3 bulan yang lalu
    • @Max Power na fam it was the lockdown Fever

      Pleb PlaysPleb Plays3 bulan yang lalu
    • By posting this comment you inadvertently just showed the rest of the comment section your level of intelligence lol. What’s it like to be stupid? Must feel nice living in a bubble of delusions.

      Max PowerMax Power3 bulan yang lalu
  • Hong Kongers unfortunately have lots of experience with the stuff 😔

    STuFfSTuFf3 bulan yang lalu
  • Bruh just put a bucket over it

    Justin DoungJustin Doung3 bulan yang lalu
  • Whats scary about som flash bangs idiot

    Sim boySim boy3 bulan yang lalu
  • Let me give you a small tip to avoid all of this... Stay home!

    John TravoltaJohn Travolta3 bulan yang lalu
  • tear gas environmental impacts that should kill the industry.

    Harshith SadhanaHarshith Sadhana3 bulan yang lalu
  • Simple answer stay home

    HakrrHakrr3 bulan yang lalu