Direct Action at the University of Chile - Linda Panetta / Optical Realities
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My friend Pavel, a Chilean human rights activist and photographer took these images of me covering the action. Before we headed out he asked "You can have the gas mask, but do you mind if I keep the shin guards?" To understand this, simply look on the ground and you will see how large the rocks were that were being thrown... Needless to say, I was very grateful for the mask as the security forces pummeled the students with a constant volley of noxious gases.

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