Welcome, Michael!Protest is good for the soul in your family, it would appear. I was a tourist in Washington, DC in 1973 for 4th July and was caught in tear gas used to break up an anti-war demonstration. I was young enough not to know what was going on and when I saw all the people running, falling down, getting sick, I thought they were dying and that I would die, too. It's a frightening experience for a child. It made me re-think everything I had learned about American 'due process' and the bill of rights in the days leading up to the incident. I had been on the Mall as part of the festivities of the 4th and had not been participating in the demonstration.