Wednesday, April 2, 2008

protesting.



I found this picture today while googling famous protest pictures that were captured over the last century. It amazes me how far people will go to prove a specific point, or cause that they believe in, on the flip side how can an individual kill another strictly for a political cause?

3 comments:

Chewlip said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_James_Knight

This guy was a Prolife protester in Australia. He purposely killed a security guard at a clinic. A security guard with a family.

His aim was to kill EVERYONE in the clinic, and all the clinics over Melbourne.

This is when the term "prolife" Is at it's most ironic.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure where you go that info chewlip, but this photo was taken in 1968 in Vietnam. "After Nguyen Ngoc Loan raised his sidearm and shot Vietcong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head he walked over to the reporters and told them that, "These guys kill a lot of our people, and I think Buddha will forgive me." Captured on NBC TV cameras and by AP photographer Eddie Adams, the picture and film footage flashed around the world and quickly became a symbol of the Vietnam War’s brutality."

Anonymous said...

i believe the picture to be that of Loan as well...creepy pic =)