Monday, July 05, 2004


I have been tear gassed maybe around three or so times before but I can say that the worst teargas experience I have ever gone through was the FPJ dispersal of last week.

Maybe they were using new stock or something but man oh man did that gas hurt and irritate our eyes and lungs.

How do I explain it . . first you feel an irresistable urge to cry very much akin I guess to having salt and pepper rubbed into your eyes, your lungs seem to be on fire and every breath seems to burn, finally if you can't hold it, an urge to vomit.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the water cannons and the very big stones and bottles thrown our way.

Needless to say went through that ordeal teary eyed and drippingly wet.

Another day.

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