Latest tear gas Stories

2008-12-01 17:56:55

British authorities allege a visitor to Woodhill Prison tried to smuggle a can of tear gas into the facility inside his false leg. The 25-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested at the prison in Milton Keynes, Bucks, after guards noticed he seemed nervous as he went through security

2008-10-08 00:00:19

By Andrew Buncombe Two protesters killed during clashes with riot police inside parliamentary compound in Bangkok Army chief reassures public that his troops are unarmed and there is no prospect of a military coup THE PRIME Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil.

2006-05-30 17:30:55

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to break up Chile's biggest student protests in decades on Tuesday as thousands of students marched to demand the government spend more of its fat budget surplus on education.

2006-03-08 14:06:50

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean troops fired tear gas on Wednesday to clear out oil facility strikers who have cut vital crude production at Ecuador's state oil firm by nearly three-quarters.

2006-02-20 11:16:54

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan riot police fired tear gas and a water cannon at opposition supporters on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence before the east African nation's first multi-party poll in 25 years.

2006-02-14 03:34:16

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of students who entered Islamabad's diplomatic enclave to protest against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in European newspapers.

2005-12-17 14:43:22

By John Ruwitch and Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fought running street battles and fired volleys of tear gas on Saturday to repel hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a building where world trade ministers were meeting.

2005-12-07 15:45:29

By Amil Khan DAMIETTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in election clashes that killed at least four people in Egypt on Wednesday, and witnesses said security forces blocked voters in many Islamist strongholds.

2005-12-07 13:22:03

By Amil Khan DAMIETTA, Egypt (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and two men were killed in the last stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections on Wednesday in which Islamists said security forces blocked voters to limit their gains.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]