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pepper spray

A chemical derived from chili peppers (capsaicin) that irritates the eyes, mucous membranes, and bronchi. It is commonly used by law enforcement personnel against individuals to help subdue and apprehend them.
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Protestors also took their frustration over the ruling in Diyarbakir, the largest city of the Kurdish-majority southeast, hurling stones and fireworks at security forces who responded with pepper gas and water cannon.
There were scuffles outside the stadium between police and a group of Turkish supporters without tickets, prompting the police to spray them with pepper gas.
ISTANBUL: Police firing pepper gas and water cannons clashed with union activists in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday, as workers around the world made soaring food prices their May Day battle cry.
He added that the riot police used pepper gas to disperse demonstrators.
"When some tried to go up a flight of steps, the police reacted with batons and pepper gas. People were in tears as a result."
In one section, a pair of shoeless teenage girls staggered around with tears streaming down their faces after pepper gas had been sprayed.
In loco parentis had disappeared in a haze of pepper gas by the time Bev wrote her report two years later, but the inequities between women and men that she reported were much more damning.
Trouble erupted before Swansea City's away clash with Lincoln yesterday when a football fan tried to let off a cannister of pepper gas in a busy city centre pub.
Detectives are still trying to hunt down the two robbers who sprayed pepper gas at people as they put money in a town centre bank.
In the streets of Miami, several thousand law-enforcement officers from more than 40 agencies used tear gas, pepper gas, rubber bullets, tasers, and armored cars against nonviolent demonstrators, journalists, and union members.
Hundreds of people who were packed into the second floor E2 club on the city's South Side stampeded down a stairwell after bouncers broke up a fight and someone sprayed pepper gas or Mace on Sunday.
24 in federal court charging the Los Angeles Police Department with deliberately targeting members of the media in its baton, pepper gas and rubber bullet attacks on the crowd at a Rage Against the Machine concert Aug.