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

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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 DouglasPrieš 5 dienų
  • Tear gas it alot better then bullets flying around trust me !!!! Dont do dumb shit and you won't have to worry !!!

    Dillion MarseeDillion MarseePrieš 8 dienų
  • stop saying peaceful when they are not

    MillozMillozPrieš 12 dienų
  • That bank tear gas scene seemed usefull. I wonder why banks dont use it 🤔

    deeds nutzdeeds nutzPrieš 14 dienų
  • Capitalism.

    8 Ball8 BallPrieš 14 dienų
  • Dont protest violently if you dont want to get tear gassed

    Yossi GershonYossi GershonPrieš 17 dienų
  • This was stupid

    Brian MoonBrian MoonPrieš 24 dienas
  • 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 540Prieš 29 dienų
  • Says less lethal weapons and then shows a marine with a Milkor MGL.

    RolisRolisPrieš mėn
  • 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

    DashOfOliveOilDashOfOliveOilPrieš mėn
  • 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.

    DashOfOliveOilDashOfOliveOilPrieš mėn
  • 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 rubenPrieš mėn
  • 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 DoggoPrieš mėn

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

    Demolition DanielDemolition DanielPrieš mėn
  • 0:51 am I seeing what they are? Those are riots not protests

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

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

    bob bobbob bobPrieš mėn
  • When tear gas company is on promotion..

    John YeohJohn YeohPrieš mėn
  • Mustard gas and tear gas are completely different lmao

    Taylor AstonTaylor AstonPrieš mėn
  • 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 CromarPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 WestPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • well, the protest was actually quite stupid, so it was fair, the 2020 protest.

    ruhtra1217ruhtra1217Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Tear gas is not that bad, especially outdoors.

    Andrew MorrowAndrew MorrowPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • 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 gPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 PurwantoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 KWANPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Peacful protestes ya mhmhm 🤨

    EZ-E BTWEZ-E BTWPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 CoromatPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Every Hong Kong citizen watching this video: We've seen more.

    Awesome PinewoodAwesome PinewoodPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The police do warn protesters before throwing tear gas

    SomethingRandom 22SomethingRandom 22Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • I think if they don't use tear gas it would cause danger for president in front of white house

    black lagoon animeblack lagoon animePrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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.

      TacticalBlue66TacticalBlue66Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 ShannonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 SwarovskiPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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 mardiasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • “Peaceful protests” as they destroy businesses and burn cars

    Carson ReedCarson ReedPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 LongeriPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Well its not the case in china

    DELTROSDELTROSPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Use it more to stop the Looting, use far more than that

    Luis MendozaLuis MendozaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • May be the lady shared room with an Indian

    Tam ETam EPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 StahlPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • “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 D8Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • hong kong police bad amirite

    KiloKiloPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Yah, let the "peaceful" protesters burn down the city.

    Joey VigilJoey VigilPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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

    ResilienxeResilienxePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hm, is it just me or do I... Hear... Oh no, GET THE MILK

    julian zhoujulian zhouPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 ARGUELLOPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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-bone007Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • You should look at the chilean protests

    Guillermo Salas RubinaGuillermo Salas RubinaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • They are so peaceful they are throwing bottle of gifts at them, joe thoughtful of them

    David CarcamoDavid CarcamoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Make another Video of "How protest has become Business".

    Kapil Dev TiwariKapil Dev TiwariPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Protesters and rioters should start throwing molotov cocktails or make pipe bombs or car bombs.

    SpacemonkeymojoSpacemonkeymojoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Why tf blaming police? Blame the senators and the president for giving orders for that

    Levin TigaLevin TigaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Disturbing and shocking? It is just tear gas?

    George PattonGeorge PattonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 FreeePrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Nah they don't dare to!

      Alto 981Alto 981Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • “Peaceful protests”

    YETI JUST ATE A DOG but its actually aliveYETI JUST ATE A DOG but its actually alivePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • What about what happen in waco

    Pop AcornPop AcornPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • That whole siege was sus

      Uhhh HhhUhhh HhhPrieš mėn
  • just don't go outside idiots

    yoki yokiyoki yokiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • HKers: we’ve been seeing this kind of things for a year 😐

    JoeyJoeyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Freely use of chemical weapon?

    Critical ThinkerCritical ThinkerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I wish they could make it more painful against these “peaceful protestors”

    Stefano RocaStefano RocaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Peaceful protests?? Have you even seen what the protestors have done

    Samuli MyllyniemiSamuli MyllyniemiPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Tear gas has very much been used at peaceful clusters of protestors

      PlatoqpPlatoqpPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Here they use rubber bullets at peaceful protester

    wanna noot123wanna noot123Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • "It's better to have and not need and need and not have."

    E P RamosE P RamosPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 CrocketPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Andrew Martin and am I sitting here defending those people hijacking what is a peaceful movement? No, carry on.

      Dirty CrocketDirty CrocketPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • It’s also disgusting seeing “demonstrators” trying to attack police and other officials inside a courthouse, even using homemade bombs

      Andrew MartinAndrew MartinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • There’s using fireworks as grenades. That’s what they get

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

    DeepDivr GreenSuxDeepDivr GreenSuxPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I'm 10 years old

    Alexander VuAlexander VuPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Ok zoomer

      Muni OMuni OPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • K

      Andrew MartinAndrew MartinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You started this not the police it's simple stop

    Alexander VuAlexander VuPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • No The police used racism so we protested and doing that is in our right and in the law

      Annery DiazAnnery DiazPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If you don't want the gas just stopped protesting it's simple just stopped and no more gas

    Alexander VuAlexander VuPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Nonviolent protestors 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂

    hfredydlhfredydlPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This is probably the dumbest video put out by business insider.

    Eric HolladayEric HolladayPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • *most educational.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTipsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 DadPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I say use mustard gas on them

    dick johnsondick johnsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • "Peaceful protesters" Yeah if that's what you call them

    Dorky animationsDorky animationsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I prefer mustard gas

    wsufwsufPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Use ping tear gas for protesters but it is not good for citizens

    Bala swathiBala swathiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I thought America is civilised and bound by democracy and I am f******* wrong.

    Sushil Skolia Roll18 10th aSushil Skolia Roll18 10th aPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ww1 tear gas and todays tear gas are different

    ADLRFKRANADLRFKRANPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Why are you still calling them protests!!!

    not right not left but forwardnot right not left but forwardPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Because there's a difference between protesting and rioting and they're talking about protesting

      Fr3jjeeh H3tu3Fr3jjeeh H3tu3Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Tear gas for protecting criminals like now

    noob_ vanquishernoob_ vanquisherPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If you can't handle tear gas, don't riot lmao. Simple.

    That PersonThat PersonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Stay home and puppeteer.

    How to Puppeteer with Liam HerrleHow to Puppeteer with Liam HerrlePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Which other way should we disperse riots? It's much better than being shot. The laser isn't a bad idea either!

    Rumbly MarsRumbly MarsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Well if ur threatening the police and getting up in there faces don’t expect anything nice coming at you

    Jimmy StevensJimmy StevensPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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 CountryballPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I like how the lady said tear gas had often been used against “peaceful” protesters

    Eli LewisEli LewisPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ACAB

    Natasha berrryNatasha berrryPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • don't forget HongKong

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

    StarupStarupPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • More like the rest of the world

      Scrub KingScrub KingPrieš mėn
    • 😂😂ikr

      Damari BrackettDamari BrackettPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • north korea: they still living?

      ya YAya YAPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • 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.

      TacticalBlue66TacticalBlue66Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • Haha! !!

      Marty ShannonMarty ShannonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • what other choice do u suggest to disperse crowd gatherings than? or perhaps to disperse rioters? what less lethal weapon is available?

    mmPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @No ButYes This is what they do in other parts of the developed world. The alternative is complete authoritarian police brutality.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTipsPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @LinusMLGTips youtube tard, stop

      No ButYesNo ButYesPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • In NL we use water guns

      PlatoqpPlatoqpPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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. WillardPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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.

      LinusMLGTipsLinusMLGTipsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 DeadPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Bruh just put a bowl after it exploded 😳

    Sauce juice 89Sauce juice 89Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Every soul in these example videos are dead or potentially near death we’re watching dead people

    Jesus christJesus christPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Yo Jesus r u high or somethin

      Andrew MartinAndrew MartinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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. ForWardPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • They promoted it just the way we are promoting pre-order bundles today

    Yasin AlfadilYasin AlfadilPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Sooooooooooooo Trump had broken many International Laws Sooooooooo He is now a criminal of war

    Pleb PlaysPleb PlaysPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @Max Power what it's like to bully a unique (maybe) mind

      Pleb PlaysPleb PlaysPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @Max Power na fam it was the lockdown Fever

      Pleb PlaysPleb PlaysPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • 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 PowerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hong Kongers unfortunately have lots of experience with the stuff 😔

    STuFfSTuFfPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Bruh just put a bucket over it

    Justin DoungJustin DoungPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Whats scary about som flash bangs idiot

    Sim boySim boyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Let me give you a small tip to avoid all of this... Stay home!

    John TravoltaJohn TravoltaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • tear gas environmental impacts that should kill the industry.

    Harshith SadhanaHarshith SadhanaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Simple answer stay home

    HakrrHakrrPrieš 3 mėnesius