State Dept: stop supplying tear gas to Egyptian government
  • Petitioned John Bryson

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of Commerce
John Bryson
Former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

State Dept: stop supplying tear gas to Egyptian government

    1. Petition by

      Alix Dunn

For years, the US has supplied the Egyptian government with tear gas as a non-lethal weapon to contain crowds. The Egyptian army and Central Security Forces have recklessly used tear gas in a manner that kills protestors. The US government must explicitly review the misuse of tear gas by Egyptian authorities and revoke the licenses that permit Combined Tactical Systems to sell tear gas directly to Egyptian authorities.

State department officials claim that there is no evidence of misuse of the tear gas, despite clear documentation to the contrary. Field hospitals were directly targeted and doctors killed; Egyptian authorities have used excessive amounts of tear gas that has resulted in the death of protesters by asphyxiation. 

Tear gas in Egypt is being used to kill peaceful demonstrators; the US Departments of State and Commerce have allowed licenses that permit the direct sale of this tear gas from Combined Tactical Systems to the Egyptian authorities to expire. The licenses must be publicly reviewed and revoked.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Journalist demand answers from State Department on tear gas export license

      Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Pressure is mounting on the State Department to revoke the license for CTS to sell tear gas to Egypt.

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. Reached 9,000 signatures
    5. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Violet f MIDDLETON, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      One: We don't need to be messing with the affairs of other countries

      Two: We do not need to sell weaponry of any kind outside of our borders

      Three: Weapons need to be used to defend the homeland and nothing more!

    • Kati Waldrop FUQUAY-VARINA, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Against hospitals and doctors? Doesn't that violate the Geneva Conventions? Screw that nonsense. Quit aiding and abetting this!

    • Remedy Chill RIVERVIEW, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This would be a blessing upon the earth. I just hope someone is willing to give up thier easy money to make it happen.

    • Grace Smith FREDERICKSBURG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop the killing, Stop the misuse of tear gas!!!

    • Maureen Barnacle SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      You should not profit from a product that is killing people who are standing up for their rights as human beings. This is obscene. Through your actions you are as guilty of murder as the military using your products.


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