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CEO of Tear Gas Manufacturer Steps Down from Whitney Museum Board After Protests

HeadlineJul 26, 2019

In New York City, the CEO of a police and military supply company has stepped down from the board of directors of the Whitney Museum, after activists waged a campaign to have him removed. Warren Kanders, CEO of tear gas manufacturer Safariland, was the target of nonviolent protests staged both inside and outside the famed art museum. Activists say Safariand played a major role in suppressing popular movements in Standing Rock, Ferguson and Palestine, and that the company supplied tear gas fired at migrant families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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