∞ Vancouver riot kissing couple interviewed

On of the most famous pictures from the Vancouver riots is a couple lying on the ground kissing with rioters and police around them. Now, the couple tell their story.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Scott Jones and Alex Thomas said Vancouver police were beating them “with the shields, like trying to get us to move.” Eventually, the police passed them by and that’s when the now famous photo was taken.

“She was a bit hysterical afterwards, obviously, and I was just trying to calm her down,” said Jones in a CBC article.

The couple said they don’t blame the police for what happened and said they were just in the wrong place and the wrong time.

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