An indigenous man, left, stands amid tear gas fired by police outside the National Congress during a demonstration for the demarcation of indigenous lands in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Indigenous leaders say the government of President Michel Temer is working to roll back protections in various parts of the Amazon and allowing ranchers and other big-money interest to steal their lands. (AP/Eraldo Peres)
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The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas

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.