(Translation – Schnapp 52)
MATERIAL USED BY THE C.R.S. FOR REPRESSION OF DEMONSTRATORS
– Offensive hand grenades (a powerful blast).
– Incendiary grenades (which burn skin and eyes)
– Combat gas C.N. and C.B. (based on chlorine and bromide compounds already currently used by Americans in Vietnam; they cause asphyxia and death).
– Disabling gas.
These devices have been used this week in the Latin Quarter for attacks in cafés, in the subway, buses, stores, and apartment houses.
NOW IT IS CLEAR!
We are the guinea pigs for the experiments of a sadistic police who already has Charonne and the tortures in Algeria to its credit.
Thousands of youth who came to demonstrate have been harried, tracked down, bestially beaten.
We know that already there have been:
– injured who were blackjacked on stretchers
– members of the Red Cross (Hôpital Curie) systematically harried wherever they went
– doctors beaten (rue Gay-Lussac)
– people weak from loss of blood in police stations (Panthéon)
– injured to whom the police refused medical care for more than twenty-four hours
– torn limbs requiring amputation
– people in a coma
– serious eye lesions
– a student whose throat was slit by a cop on a windowpane (24 rue Gay-Lussac)
– probable dead
All these facts have been carefully suppressed by the government and the press. They have tried to impose silence in the name of medical secrecy by fabricating false medical reports.
The strike of medical students, the protests of professors, the UNEF press conference on the means of repression used by the police, that of the doctors from Saint-Antoine Hospital, the spontaneous testimony of 50 doctors who had offered medical aid, prove that the medical profession will not allow itself to be muzzled by police repression.
PARIS, May 12 (AFP)
During a press conference held yesterday evening (Sunday) in an amphitheater of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr. KAHN, professor of medicine, protested against the use of a particularly toxic gas during the demonstrations in the Latin Quarter.
The professor revealed that his observations of many students, together with a personal investigation, had enabled him to identify it absolutely as chlorobenzalmalomonitride, more commonly called C.S. or C.B.
This gas, according to Dr. KAHN, which is used by the police in the United States as well as by American troops in Vietnam, is said to attack the human hepatic and renal centres and, in the laboratory, to have been proved fatal to animals that have been given concentrated doses.
But what is serious, added Professor KAHN, is that they have been able to use such a gas during forty-eight hours in Paris without warning the medical authorities, whereas no known antidotes exist in France at this time against this compound.
AFP, 10:41 P.M.
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