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.
Photograph by: Richard Lam, Getty Images
VANCOUVER - Following the riots in Vancouver, one photo was shared more than the rest among users of Twitter and other social media. It shows a young couple tangled in each other’s arms on the street, kissing, while the police and mayhem-makers clash all around them.
“I was trying not to get my ass kicked,” says Vancouver freelance photojournalist Richard Lam, who took the photo, when asked if he’d stopped to talk to the couple.
The revolutionary photo that isn’t revolutionary at all, really