Protesters hold umbrellas in thick tear gas.

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Despite its illegality in war, police use tear gas to control riots and disperse crowds all over the world. To understand why and how it's still in use, host Marco Werman spoke with Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU's human rights program. 

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 Protesters use umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas during a protest against police violence in Hong Kong.


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