Reclaim the streets

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  1. inneist

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    Reclaim the Streets (RTS) is a term used to denote a type of political action. According to Wikipedia online, it began "in the United Kingdom in the 1990s and the idea was quickly taken up as a form of protest around the world."

    When I posted a reportage on this topic ealier, it was a bit after I purchased my first digital camera. I remember I posted 20 street shots then on this forum. I want to make a new presentation here after I reedited them lately. (I'm sorting out my photobucket folder these days.) The changes are, mainly, vertical composition and level adjustment for the current version. Hopefully it looks better now, despite remaining amateurish for sure. :blushing:

    They call it a street party. Some others phrase the festival as an outside-of-parliament session of the Swedish Invisible Party (Osynliga Partiet), a leftist youth movement, which is said to enjoy no conventional organization. Yet members have been called up via blogging or mobile phones to start a new type of class struggle, right at the heart of the city.

    This is what I witnessed in the streets of Stockholm in Sweden on the first of May, 2006. Rather a festive mood all around. Only the next day after I read the local newspaper did I know that a riot broke out somewhere else and around 130-140 persons were in police custody consequently. Two of them later were formally charged.

    That the left lost in the Swedish general election of this year after having governed the country for a long period was a fairly recent event.

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    Thanks for taking the time to read this through.
    Edit: text correction & 2 more pictures added.
     
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    Wow, these are great....I think I love them all!!!! Great work!!!!
     
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    cock sparrer
    the adicts
    the exploited
    Kinda reminds me of my vest from my punk rock time


    great shots tho you posted it in good order i think it tells a story of events
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good ones - they capture the atmosphere of the event! A bit oversharpened, but still good.

    (And hey, the words spells "vertical").
     
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    Haha, au fait I had read very carefully several times before I posted, but still. I'm lucky to only have fun in doing this. It would be just embarrassing if this was meant for print. LaFoto I'm grateful. :)
     

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