Pictures of Tear Gas Attack at Mitsakawan Intersection

Pictures of Tear Gas Attack at Mitsakawan Intersection


This was the scene at about 2pm at the Mitsakawan Intersection. When the tear gas canisters started to be thrown I started to move back where I paused to take this picture. Then as more tear gas canisters exploded followed by four or five explosions, the crowd started to run and I was pushed along with them. Everyone had the same intention, to get away from the burning tear gas. It was very painful and difficult to breathe. Luckily I had bottles of water prepared and also a cloth. In the pictures below, I paused a few times to take more pictures. Once the tear gas started to clear I was one of the first to go back. As you can see in the picture bear the bottom, the police kept their ground and didn’t move forward. I counted at least 16 gas canisters on the ground. There were two types. The green one clearly says “Use Before May 2012”.







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