"Tears gas canisters"
When visited the refugee camps in Calais, we found evidence everywhere of weapons being used inside the camps in Calais 'It's impossible to walk from one end of the camp to the other without stumbling upon various bits of depleted weaponry - from CS canisters to rubber bullet casings to spent cartridges, they're all over the place. And everyone you speak to has stories of the Gendarmes firing them indiscriminately into the camp seemingly with little reason, very often.'
Being trapped by tear gas can lead to serious injuries and even to death. Theses weapons being used are not designed for shooting at people at close range or in confined spaces likes tents, lorries, tunnels and fenced in border zones. Impact munitions like rubber bullets have strict guidelines on distance and angles for firing. Likewise, how 'safe' or harmful tear gas is depends on the amount of chemicals released, how close you are to where it is discharged, as well as on how much air is moving through the area. Because refugee camps like The so called ""Jungle" ( I do not support the name itself...) are overcrowded and heavily secured with fencing, razor wire and guards, when tear gas is set off, no one can escape very far. Not only are the French security forces shooting people with riot control weapons at close range, almost all the tear gas casings we found were identified as out-of-date. Like other chemical products, tear gas expires, becoming dangerous for a number of reasons. For one, the mechanism that sets off the canister or grenade can become faulty. This can lead to injury for anyone handling them. It can also make the devices more likely to cause fires - especially when lodged into enclosed spaces like tents or lorries. This dangerous police behaviour can be deadly. #stopthearmsfair #stopdsei #peopleoverprofits #humanrightsviolation #humanrightsabuse #calais #fucktheauthorities #againstarmstrade #policeabuse #humanrights #lensculture #lensculturestreets #leica #leicaphoto #trowbacktursday #tearsgas #ukborder #borderareladetobecross