“Riot!?!” : Bologna, Italy, 26th March 2011
It was a cold evening and I slipped out of my hotel around 8pm to do a spot of night street photography.
When I reached the centre of Bologna I realised that something was up.
A large sound system mounted on a slow-moving truck was making its way towards the university campus, followed by a mass of high-spirited but peaceful students.
Ahead of them, the riot police were springing out of vans and forming ranks.
What a fantastic photo opportunity, although I wasn’t sure if I was going to end up in trouble somehow (I once got tear-gassed when I got caught between anarchists and cops in Berlin).
In the end it passed off without incident, and I got this shot which just seemed to be crying out for the ‘selective colour’ treatment.
What an exciting night…
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