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Report: 8-year-old hit with tear gas in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri
Ferguson, Missouri
Scott Olson

Police hit an 8-year-old boy with tear gas during protests in Ferguson, MO on Sunday night, according to reporters at the Huffington Post.

Ryan Reilly, a reporter who has been in Ferguson this past week, tweeted this video:

And his colleague Amanda Terkel posted this photograph of the same child:

Tensions have been rising over the weekend in Ferguson, with a protest growing Sunday night and police there once again deploying tear gas against the crowd.

While the Geneva Convention bans tear gas use in international warfare, police departments both in the United States and abroad have increasingly turned to the chemical weapon as a means of dispersing crowds. You can read more about what tear gas does to the body here, and Vox's ongoing coverage of the Ferguson protests here.