Just taking a long cool shower didn't get rid of the pain (of pepper spray on my skin) for me. Remembering that it smells like concentrated (!) acetic ACID, I tried a paste of baking soda and a little water - so far it's worked pretty well.
The next demo/rally I do the following will be on my person or in my bag:
LOTS of water - one bottle doesn't cut it
maybe a container of baking soda paste
maybe some maalox - it's probably easier on the eyes than the baking soda...?
definitely a kerchief around my neck
I'm glad I was wearing long sleeves and my legs were covered. A hat with a neck protector might be a good idea. Short face shields would be cool, or maybe safety glasses... But although I want to be protected, but I don't want to look anything like Mr. Robo Cop.
Damn! The cops just haven't changed, still whoring for the rich folks - their "toys" are just getting worse...