Egyptian Military Attempts to Purchase 21 Tons of U.S.-Made Tear Gas

Egypt is in the second day of its first parliamentary elections since the ouster of longtime president Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. Turnout was reported to be high on Monday. In other news, the Egyptian military is reportedly in the process of purchasing 21 tons of tear gas from the U.S. company, Combined Systems. Workers at the Suez seaport say an initial seven-ton shipment of the U.S.-made tear gas has already entered the port. Egyptian forces have used the tear gas in an attempt to break up the recent mass protests against military rule in Tahrir Square.

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