Photo of the Day: 18 June 2011

Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images/Al Jazeera PHOTO OF THE DAY 18 JUNE Make Love, Not War It was a tender and intimate moment caught on came...


PHOTO OF THE DAY
18 JUNE


Make Love, Not War

It was a tender and intimate moment caught on camera, but for Alexandra Thomas and Scott Jones, the only thing they felt was terror and fear for their safety.
Speaking to the Toronto Star, Thomas and Jones, the kissing couple who were photographed in between police lines at the Vancouver riot, described a very different scenario than what people saw.

“We were struck by police shields, pushed to the ground and I was just very, very frightened,” said Thomas. “Everything happened so fast, faster than we could ever imagine it could happen.”

Jones and his girlfriend had been watching the game at a friend’s house downtown when they first heard there was a disruption. They decided to go see what was happening.
“Nobody was getting out of the way. It was all of a sudden they charged us. Very strong-handed and we were in one spot. The only thing we could do was try to stay calm and try to get up,” said Thomas.

Scott talked to her and tried to calm her down then helped her up.


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