|Tear Gas #1 - Berkeley 1970|
|Tear Gas #2 - Berkeley 1970|
Not the Peoples' Park riots. No, I'm pretty sure that these riots were in response to the Kent State shootings.
At some point in the day, I grabbed my Kodachrome-filled Nikon F and headed over to . . . what was the name of that building, anyway? Doesn't matter: a tall ugly structure, but climbing the stairs I knew there was a view towards the northwest. When I got there the campus lay beneath me like a diorama and Sproul Plaza was filled with drifting clouds of tear gas.
The action developed randomly, with cops shooting tear gas cannisters and protesters flinging them back. Suddenly a little bit of the action appeared directly below me, tear gas flowing from a newly-shot cannister, people scurrying out of the way. Soon the gas began to rise, so I had to make a hasty retreat.
Wikipedia: Kent State shootings
Youtube Video: My First Quarter at Berkeley