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Suez port employees reveal 21-ton US tear gas order for interior ministry
Port workers in Suez refuse to receive initial seven ton shipment as the interior ministry looks to restock after firing tear gas at protesters in Egypt for six days last week
Ahram Online, Friday 2 Dec 2011
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A protester displays gas canisters as tears stream down his face on Saturday, 19 November (Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy)

A group of customs employees at the Suez seaport have revealed that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior is in the process of receiving 21 tons of tear gas from the US.

The claim was supported by Medhat Eissa, an activist in the coastal city of Suez, who provided documents he says he obtained from a group of employees at the Suez Canal customs. The employees have been subjected to questioning for their refusal to allow an initial seven ton shipment of the US-made tear gas canisters enter the port.

A group of employees at the Adabiya Seaport in Suez have confirmed, with the documents to prove it, that a three-stage shipment of in total 21 tons of tear gas canisters is on course for the port from the American port of Wilmington.

Employees say the container ship Danica, carrying seven tons of tear-gas canisters made by the American company Combined Systems, has already arrived at the port, with two similar shipments from the same company expected to arrive within the week.





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Werner Lange
09-12-2011 03:56pm
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CSI and Israel
friends, Your newspaper recently carried a story about some 21 tons of tear gas and other "crowd-control" supplies sent to Egypt from the US-based company CSI (Combined Systems Incorporated) located in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. Attached are two photos of the entrance to this facility. Both show the prominent display of the US and Israeli flags. CSI routinely flies the Israeli flag next to the US one at its Jamestown facility. I believe this fact should be widely known. peace, Dr. Werner Lange Assistant Professor of Sociology Edinboro University of Pennyslvania
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liz allen
02-12-2011 04:41am
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tear gas from us to egypt
What port in the US is this ship leaving from. Wilmington, Delaware or Wilmington, North Carolina. Much confusion over this.
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Ribeiro
01-12-2011 05:26pm
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BE STRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!
we must support the action of these workers!!!!
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bbbzz
01-12-2011 04:01am
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alhamdullilah!
Thank you, Arabs, for continuing to teach us Americans the meaning of democracy.
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David Deutsch
30-11-2011 04:22am
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Tear Gas
Good for them! Keep the Tear Gas out of Egypt so that democratic "crowds" cannot be easily controlled. This will help resolve the issues there.
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