U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose Garden about restoring "law and order" in the wake of protests at the White House June 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump may have broken international law with "unjustified" use of a chemical weapon on protesters

The ACLU is calling for investigations into the tear-gassing of protesters at the White House

Bob Brigham
June 2, 2020 7:43AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling for investigations into the tear-gassing of protesters so President Donald Trump could hold a photo-op.

The move has been blasted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the mayor of Washington, DC and even the church where it took place.


"This appears to be grossly unjustified use of a chemical weapon on protesters and raises serious human rights concerns under international law," the ACLU posted to Twitter.

"Elected officials, including Congress, must investigate this politically-motivated, life-threatening use of indiscriminate weapons," the ACLU demanded.

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