On Being Gassed


“Strangely, as I stared at the back of my left hand, scorched and black after a tear gas canister fired by police hit me in the stomach and exploded, I didn’t want it to be news.”

Bay Citizen editor, Steve Fainaru, was injured by police while covering yesterday’s Occupy Oakland protest. Here’s his account of the experience.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →