The police respond by lining up the "Robocops" (I am not making this nickname up) in their body armor and shields.
Apparently, the rule is that the police won't go on the university grounds, so the students largely stay behind the wall and toss over the potato bombs, some of which are very impressive.
In their turn, the Robocops toss tear gas.
They also bring in their major water-cannon trucks.
Paula and I were walking down the 72nd to buy an umbrella today when the potato bombs started going off, and the police began tossing tear gas and using the water cannons. The wind was blowing our way.
There is a reason for the name. It really makes you cry, as well as cough and sneeze.Well, chalk up another CCE (Colombian Cultural Experience).
We hope that your cultural experiences aren't quite so irritating.