France withdraws maiming police tear gas grenades

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French interior minister Christophe Castaner has announced that police are to no longer use an highly explosive tear gas grenade until now used in crowd-control situations, notably during the past 12 months of rolling 'yellow vest' demonstrations over social grievances, and which has been one of the arsenal of police weapons that have left many people with serious injuries and amputations.

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French riot police are to stop using an explosive tear gas grenade that has maimed protesters, reports The Times.