This text is adapted from “Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today” All around the world people invent, adapt and share techniques for resilience and resistance to tear gas. In doing so, they care for each other. They transform this weapon into a
Tear gas must be considered in its material form — as an object designed to torment people, to break their spirits, to cause physical and psychological damage. Tear gas is a weapon that polices the atmosphere and pollutes the very air we breathe.