Love and Riots
Scott Jones and girlfriend Alex Thomas became an internet sensation when the two were photographed embracing on the ground as police in riot gear fade into the distance of the photo. What looks like a staged shot was actually the product of vandalism and rioting in the streets of Vancouver after the Vancouver Canucks’ loss to the Boston Bruins in 2011. Not a part of the rioting that erupted, Alex is said to have been knocked over by rioters before being caught in the onslaught of riot police. When the scene cleared, Scott began calming his hysterical girlfriend, leading to the now famous, and strangely beautiful, photograph.