4,709 canisters of tear gas

Monkeyfist: Shedding Democracy for Tears

"When the meetings and were over at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City last April, police had used 4,709 canisters of tear gas over a 72 hour period, effectively filling downtown with gas. A month later, homes and other buildings in downtown were still contaminated by the gas, and calls for a public inquiry had been dismissed."
Written on July 16, 2001