Why do ‘non-lethal’ weapons maim and kill protesters?

Nicosia (AFP) Aug 20, 2020
Riot police from Beirut and Baghdad to Hong Kong and Minsk often use so-called “non-lethal” weapons for crowd control – so why do protesters keep dying and being maimed? As street protests worldwide have multiplied, rights groups have sounded the alarm about tear gas, rubber bullets, stun guns and other anti-riot weapons causing serious wounds and fatalities. Law enforcement use them to

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