(Connor 2012) Government “may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters”, scientists fear

Connor, Steve. Government “may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters”, scientists fear [Internet]. Independent (London). 2012 Feb 7. Available from: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/government-may-sanction-nerveagent-use-on-rioters-scientists-fear-6612084.html. Accessed 2012 Feb 9. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/65LGbCq4B. After this article was archived, its title was subsequently changed to: Government “may sanction chemical incapacitant use on rioters”, scientists fear. The new version has been archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/65qZaqS5q on 2012 Mar 1.

Connor reports that a working group of the Royal Society has found evidence that the British government is considering riot-control use of incapacitating nerve agents similar to those used to end hostage sieges in Russia, whose use in warfare is banned by an international treaty on chemical weapons.


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