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Tahrir square. Dangerously high-grade brand of tear gas allegedly killing activists

Activists have reoccupied Tahrir square in Egypt, now demanding an end to military rule they've found little different from years of dictatorship. The government is brutally responding with rubber bullets and a dangerously high-grade brand of tear gas purchased from an American company.

The toxic gas is allegedly killing activists exposed to large quantities, and survivors are reporting seizures and coughing up blood for hours after being exposed.

Alix Dunn, an American who spent the past two years in Cairo, created a petition on asking the Combined Tactical Systems Corporation (CTS), the teargas maker, to stop selling to Egypt's military.

Protests are already being organized outside the company's office in New York City, and media outlets like the Guardian and Huffington Post are already asking tough questions. Alix knows that a public outcry in the next few days can help reach a tipping point that forces CTS's CEO Don Smith to stop selling to Egypt and saves real lives. Add your name to her petition to help cut off the supply of toxic tear gas now.

The types of gases poisoning the air of Tahrir Square are no longer used in most of the world because of their potential to kill. In the hands of a military government willing to violently disperse peaceful protesters, it's an especially lethal combination.

Please join Alix in protecting her friends' lives as they struggle for a free and democratic government by signing her petition asking CTS to stop selling to the Egyptian military:

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