This friday, the Olympic Oval is officially being opened. It's a big event, and the prime minister is also going to be there. Cue the protests. (Notice I say protests. We don't generally have riots up here in 'gentle Canada', unless it's over something important... like, say, hockey.) It's thought that the Olympic protesters are going to be out in full swing, and the RCMP are all going to be brought in. There is going to heavy security (because of the PM). That being said, I am behind the "line of fire" because I'll be there providing First Aid. It's been arranged that as soon as anything interesting happens, my team and I will be appointed outside, where I will quickly stick on a jacket (over top of my medic identifier) and be able to take photographs while my team continues coverage. My one condition? I've been told to stay far away. This isn't really my style, but I've got a 70-300 mm (which changes to 480 on the 30D), and I'm not a member of the press, so I'm making do with what I've got. I'm generally used to being neutral (no one attacks a medic under any circumstances, usually) and I know that once I pull out a camera and I can't be identified as First Aid, I'm fair game. (Well, almost. I am a small female, so that might help. Or that might be a curse.) I guess I'm just asking for tips. I've covered a fire, but never a protest. And when I've been told to stay away, and to stay behind the RCMP, I guess I also need tips on how to get good, 'in your face' photographs. Help, anyone?