“LET YOUR NOSE RUN, don’t blow it. It hurts less that way.”
A man outside of his house on Romero, a street just one block off the Alameda, Santiago’s main drag, was explaining to two teenage girls how to deal with having been tear gassed. But at this point — 16 months into Chile’s educational protests, aimed at increasing funding for education, reducing interest on educational loans, and even nationalizing education — there are few of us at the protest who don’t know how to handle the lacrimógeno.
All photos by Eileen Smith, taken on September 27, 2012.