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My encounter with lingering tear gas

'It is infuriating that the (central government) seems to think it can cheat us out of what the Basic Law clearly confers on us.' - Grace Fung, an undergraduate who has marched almost every day of the protest

EVEN after it clears, tear gas will leave lingering chemical crystals in the air.

I discovered this as I walked on a familiar highway towards the city's business centre in the midst of Hong Kong's massive democracy protest.

I was spared the effects of being directly gassed - tears