June 11, 2012

Picturing the Protest

Filed under: Uncategorized — nascentnovelist @ 9:06 pm
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Montreal student protests have been going on for over a hundred days. It’s interesting, and noisy, and I have many opinions about it, but I thought instead of sharing all of them, I’d show you some images.

On a nighttime stroll, I met a homeless man. He showed me his pirate ship and told me: Watch the news. This ship will make sense soon. It all will.

A few nights later, I took another walk. This night, the cops had cornered off several streets, trying to stop the protesters from getting into the downtown area.

It was a brave, new world.

They pushed the throbbing mass of fireworks-toting students back using tear gas and riot shields.

And at the end of it, I still didn’t understand the significance of the pirate ship.


  1. Only time will reveal the secrets of the tiny pirate ship…

    Comment by scrivnomancer — June 11, 2012 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

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