Call for experts:
Many believe that the US federal government is using something new and unusual on protesters in Portland, Oregon. (Something that is not a typical riot control agent.)
Whatever it is, it’s putting folks in the hospital and seems to be causing permanent injuries.
Folks are making an open call to chemists that specialize in things like pollutants and tear gas, etc.
There also seems to be a need to inform protestors of the urgent nature of the situation and the importance of seeing a doctor and having some kind of evidentiary record of whatever has taken place.
Protestors: try to catalogue and document the chemicals the feds are using on you. Save the masks you were wearing on a specific day as evidence – perhaps writing the date on it and bagging it up, for when we know who to give it to in the days and weeks to come.
We believe the information folks can collect will be helpful for medical, legal, and activist purposes.
Since the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons can not be called upon directly to investigate unless contacted by a State Party, a number of people collecting evidence and witnesses would like a State Party under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention to begin the process of an inquiry into the use of new unknown agents in Portland.
Group of us are working with some chemists specializing in pollutants and things like tear gas etc.
We need to catalogue and document the chemicals the feds are using on us. Will be helpful for medical, legal, and activist purposes.
Can you help us please?
— Jake Dockter, black lives matter. (@jakedockter) July 28, 2020
Hey Portland Protesters—
You’re all very, very brave and there’s something you need to do over the next weeks, months, and years.
Do cancer screenings and keep secure records.
— Emily of the State (@EmilyGorcenski) July 29, 2020
My wife is at the hospital tonight because of what we believe is the impacts of tear gas. Pray for her. And add a small prayer for me as I parent by myself. Kids in bed, here is to hoping they stay that way through the night.
— Gregory McKelvey (@GregoryMcKelvey) July 29, 2020
It is pretty clear to me that they are using bleach!
One more piece of evidence!
The test strip on the left is from water that I soaked @emilygansberg 's sprayed shirt in. The strip on the right is the blank comparison using my tap water. pic.twitter.com/wnzS1ceKoh
— Dr. Bourgeois Class Traitor (@JuniperLSimonis) July 29, 2020
1) Article X: Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons (OPCW – Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons): https://www.opcw.org/chemical-weapons-convention/articles/article-x-assistance-and-protection-against-chemical-weapons
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