I am grateful I have a zoom lens for my camera as it enabled me to capture this curly haired gentleman from across the street. He was in the middle of the protest while I watched from the sidelines. (My choice to be on the sidelines instead of making my voice heard is a blog for another time.) The aspect of street photography I really like is capturing the human animal in the wild instead of in a contrived (posed) situation.
There is a theory that states: The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event. I think I was far enough away to not affect this man’s actions but was my being near the group of protesters impetus for them to protest with more vehemence?