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riot police and a kissing couple

Posted on | June 18, 2011 | No Comments

it looks like a montage or fake image but it’s not. richard lam, a photographer who was in vancouver to document the riots happening after the NFL 2011 finals for getty images, took this once in a lifetime shot.

as riot police spreads out in all directions, this couple, seemingly uninterested in what unfolds around them, kisses each other lying on the street.

while it seems like that kiss was an act of love demonstrating against the aggressive police behavior it turns out that the girl was separated from her boyfriend in the chaos of the moment and was run over by the police that left her injured on the ground. after the scene cleared up the boyfriend rushed over and comforted her. that’s when richard lam hit the trigger and captured the image below.

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