OVERHEATING CHINA-MADE TEAR GAS MELTED BUTIMEN, AND PRODUCED BLUE LIQUID WHEN REACTING WITH WATER

The Police has been shooting many tear gas canisters near Causeway Bay since afternoon. Among those, there was an unusual tongue of fire from a bullet in a round of tear gas shot outside SOGO at approximately 16:15.

At night, some citizens and reporters discovered that a tear gas bullet melted the road paint and bitumen and that it sunk into the road. There was a bullet and signs of melting on site. Citizens also found that a greenish-blue liquid was produced when tear gas bullet reacted with water and thus tear gas was suspected of containing cyanide. Meanwhile, HKG ETV also detected high cyanide concentration in several sites of demonstrations. It was suspected that the tear gas used by the Police was made in China and that the overheating and the excessive amount of toxic substances would harm human body and bring safety issues.

 

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