Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Anti War Protest

Today I shot this on-spec for the Associated Press.

Syrian born artist, Hala Faisal, protested the war in Iraq and the occupation of Palestine by appearing in the nude in Lower Manhattan.

With anti-war slogans written in both English and Arabic in red paint on her bare skin, she stepped into the Washington Square Park fountain as scores of photographers took pictures.

Tourists and local New Yorkers inaudibly looked on while a few people applauded for her.

After circling inside the fountain three or four times Faisal was arrested by the New York City Police.

Two men shouted “stop police state” as she was lead to a patrol car and taken away.

According to a reporter on the sense Faisal had became a U.S. citizen a few months ago.

Ramin Talaie
New York City

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