Friday, February 01, 2013

Chemical Used in Crackdown

31 Jan 2013

A Burmese lawyers' network says canisters thrown at copper mine protesters 
contained white phosphorous.
Investigations into a crackdown on protests against a Chinese-backed copper mine
 in northern Burma revealed that police had used white phosphorous 
a highly flammable chemicalto disperse the crowd, in defiance of international law,
 a legal group said Thursday.

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