My dad’s eyes started to water. Around them, all at once, everyone was in the same state. The subway arrived, the crowd crammed in, and minutes later their conditions were gone.
The protestors above them likely didn’t recover from the tear gas so quickly, though CNN reports they fought back against police in riot gear by throwing rocks and stones. Early Tuesday morning saw the start of a 2-day general strike as transportation workers joined citizens in protesting the five-year package of tax increases and spending cuts lawmakers were to vote on Wednesday.