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Originally posted by Zealott
Seems to me the arguement and context is relevant. One guy has his hand on a woman, she looks disturbed. And that same man looks surprised, off guard and with the underhand.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by noonebutme
You are completely missing the point.
The context is not what is being questioned here, don't immediately look for a side to take and ignore the message of the image itself!
What this image shows is a person deliberately expressing their defiance of oppression and force. They are expressing their will, their freedom and their rights.
The argument it was taken during is completely irrelevant.
Originally posted by noonebutme
reply to post by serbsta
Out of curiousity, what should I be feeling while looking at this photo. I read the caption that it's during protests in Ireland, but on initial viewing, the law enforcement officer isn't doing anything apart from having a finger jabbed in his visor.
Is this photo meant to be a catalyst to rise up and fight the law? Are we meant to ignore the law and say, "No, I am not following your rules of society?"
If i'm to infer my own assumptions based on the implied context, then someone is suggesting "No" to being controlled by the officer. That suggests the protest is out of control or getting close. So the officer is keeping people back and someone is exerting themselves. Essentially doing what he's meant to do and what I, a citizen would hope he would do - keep nutjob protesters at bay.
Just my view...
Originally posted by george_gaz
Holy crap that made me laugh. Got the office looking at me now.
Great photo though.
Edit to add: five minutes has passed and I still find this comment funny enough to make me laugh out loud.
Call me a child. Whatever.
Originally posted by serbsta
Face-off, a Northern Ireland police officer clashes with Nationalist protesters in Londonderry following a loyalist parade on Aug. 8.
Approximately 20 people were arrested today during the Apprentice Boys of Derry parade.
Police said while the parade passed peacefully, officers have been since been responding to sporadic incidents which included stones, missiles and a number of petrol bombs being thrown.
Originally posted by Mr_XIM
Nothing wrong with protesting, but when people get hurt, or worse, it's no longer a protest, it's a crime!