On July 4, 2012 I was taking some photos with my cell phone at a fashion show on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, Alberta. Sadly, I left my DSLR at home. After I gave up (due to a low quality camera, and too crowded to get clear shots), I met a couple people who are clearly in the wrong profession.
This is part of what I recovered of the pictures that the Calgary Police Service (working with a private security company) forced me to "delete". Unfortunately, I seem to have permanently lost most of the image data (both missing whole images and most data in the two that survived). In a weird quirk, my camera's habit of frequently "freezing" and corrupting images, is what might have saved this image. My camera can't display corrupted images like this (I cropped out the bad part), so this appeared all black, during the review for images to be deleted. The good images, seem to be unrecoverable.
I happened by this scene by North Hill Centre on 14 Avenue NW. Off camera there's more police presence, suspects being detained, and also mall security nearby.
Protester Denise Ogonoski can be seen in the back seat, being taken away by police. She was taken in because she had climbed up a light pole to put up a Tibetan flag outside the Chinese consulate. One thing that concerned me after this happened, was I overheard another protester asking where Denise was taken, and the police officer didn't seem to know or care to find out.
Protester Denise Ogonoski had just gotten down from a light pole she used to display the Tibetan flag. She was being taken away by police.
This is one of the photos I took of a demonstration by a small group of Nazis (organized by the Aryan Guard) and a much larger group of anti-racists opposing the Nazis at Calgary's City Hall on Saturday, October 14, 2007. A guy with the Aryan Guard group was arrested after throwing a water bottle.