The tear gas was blinding that night in Maspero. It burns the eyes and slows the ability to react. People ran, aimlessly and horrified, but they had nowhere to go. Armored military vehicles veered uncontrollably into crowded streets. Gunfire crackled from overpasses and showered the roadways. And, peaceful protestors dropped to the ground – swept and crushed beneath the tires of tanks or by a bullet to the head or chest.
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