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Ritola and White also are accused of unlawful use of tear gas, and Hale is accused of being a felon in possession of a stun gun.
The Special Operation Unit then used tear gas to force Fowler outside the residence.
Instead, the police, under new management, began to fire tear gas at the jubilant crowds of opposition supporters who were thronging the streets of Male, the capital.
The tense, 51-day standoff with the FBI, which took over government operations, culminates in a tear gas attack on April 19 and the apocalyptic fire that killed 76 at the compound including Koresh.
As the early-morning ceremony unfolded at the stadium, security forces fired tear gas on protesters marching toward the event.
The resulting 51-day standoff between cult members led by Koresh, 33, and the FBI and ATF ended on April 19, 1993, when the FBI launched an assault and initiated a tear gas attack on the compound.
Goldberg recalls Madison resembling a war zone: mass protests against the Vietnam war, activists bombing buildings, police in riot gear hurtling tear gas.
Police used tear gas to disperse a rally in Ankara. ___ Associated Press writer Mehmet Guzel reported this story in Hassa and AP writer Bassem Mroue reported from Damascus.
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: a gas that makes people unable to see by causing their eyes to be filled with tears and that is used especially by the police or military to separate large groups of people
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