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Video: Metro Is Crowded Again, Ew

Are you ready to go back to this? Photograph via BeyondDC on Flickr.

This morning saw one of the clearest signs of the DC’s return to pre-pandemic norms: the notorious Red Line—bless its heart—was delayed due to a “train malfunction.” Naturally, there was a bit of frustration from commuters who were running late. But one video of the scene circulating on Twitter shows a train car stuffed with bodies on bodies (many masked, a few unmasked) packed in the small space with standing-room only. Adem Arac’s reaction is probably relatable to everyone who suffered the stuffy ride—”heavily sobs internally.”

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Rosa is a senior editor at Bitch Magazine. She’s written for Washingtonian and Smithsonian magazine.