With Hong Kong still in the throes of a forceful nationwide protest, conflicts between the state and protestors continue to rage. As the protests gather momentum, the Hong Kong Police has resorted to many a brutal measure to curb dissent. One such method has been the use of tear gas.
Tear gas is a common riot-control weapon all over the world. This chemical weapon can cause severe eye and respiratory pain, skin irritation, bleeding, and even blindness.
The video above shows a protestor demonstrating to other citizens how a leaf blowing device (which lets out a constant and forceful channel of air) can be used to avert tear gas blowing one’s way.