Tear Gas Canister

Paraguay c. 1987

U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay Clyde Taylor served during the rule of an anti-democratic and hostile government in the late 1980s. While attending a pro-democracy reception at a private residence on February 10, 1987, the Paraguayan police lobbed this tear gas canister into the garden in his vicinity. Ambassador Taylor and others suffered eye irritation, but no serious injuries.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Ambassador Clyde D. Taylor
  • Catalog Number: 2016.0056.01
  • Created: c. 1987
  • Acquired: 2016

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