I have been photographing protests, demonstrations, rallies, marches for over half a decade now; I have seen people passing out markers to write on their own bodies legal aid and bail bond telephone numbers to call in the event of arrests, I have seen volunteers hand out bottles of water and granola bars, even hand sanitiser and masks in 2020, but never have I seen anyone hand out borscht.
On the day of this writing, April 29, 2020, Chicago and the State of Illinois are in the 39th day of shelter-in-place.
All of a sudden, a woman stood up, walked down the aisle, yanked off her pants, and began to dance.
“In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom.”
To say that things have gone arseways at the moment is a bit of an understatement.
Just four shots
I got more than I bargained for, suffice it to say.