Egypt protesters in standoff with military rulers – Wednesday 23 November

Egypt protesters in standoff with military rulers – Wednesday 23 November

8.15pm GMT / 3.15pm EST: Some of the tear gas being used in Tahrir Square could have been manufactured as long ago as 1985, according to photos taken by Emad El-Din Shahin, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Photograph: Emad El-Din Shahin

The picture above shows Shahin holding several projectiles. In an email which was shared with the Guardian’s Jack Shenker, Shahin writes:

“As you will see from the canister I am holding, this gas bomb was manufactured in Feb. 1985!”

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Photograph: Emad El-Din Shahin

The image above shows the canister more clearly.

Source: The Guardian

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