Alternate Title: My 2nd Time Tear-Gassed in Colombia
Read my first time tear-gassed in Colombia (different school, different riot).
While Universidad de los Andes is the most prestigious in Colombia, the national university is actually ranked higher. One of the national university’s claims to fame comes from its former rector and recent presidential candidate, Antanas Mockus. He once mooned a disorderly crowd of students.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia is known for anti-American and socialist graffiti spray-painted on all the buildings. So I went to take pictures of the campus one day, but unfortunately several students were rioting. This was bigger than the UPN riots. There were more police and they used an unbelievable amount of tear gas. I breathed so much of it the skin of my face started to burn. The last two photos compare the sky to the west, above the university, with the clear sky to the east. The difference is in tear gas.
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