The story behind ‘that’ Vancouver riot photo

19 Jun

One of the most memorable photographs snapped this year, the image of a couple seemingly locked in a kiss in the midst of a riot has had chins wagging and imaginations flying. But an article in The Guardian gives a different perspective:

Now it appears that the real force behind the arresting image was not romance, but a charge by riot police who knocked Scott Jones and his girlfriend, Alex Thomas, to the ground.

A witness, identifying himself as William, wrote to the Vancouver Sun to give his take. He said he was on top of a carpark looking down on the place where the picture was taken. “What happened was the police line rushed the crowd and this couple trying to stay together couldn’t react in time and were run over my two riot police officers.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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