Picture of the Day: Lovers in a Dangerous Time
LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME
Photograph by RICH LAM/Getty Images
Riot police walk the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, as the city broke out in riots, following the Vancouver Canucks loss in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Scott Jones says he was just trying calm his girlfriend down after they both had been hit by Vancouver police when the now-famous photos of them lying in the street and kissing was taken in the midst of Wednesday night’s riot.
“They started beating us with the shields, like trying to get us to move,” Jones told CBC News in an exclusive television interview Friday.
“We weren’t being aggressive towards [police] or anything like that. But eventually they passed over us. And that’s when we were on the ground. She was a bit hysterical afterwards, obviously, and I was just trying to calm her down,” said Jones, 29, an Australian who’s been in Canada for six months. [Source: CBC News]