Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Trouble in Town

Pin It Street traders - people who sell goods in the streets of Durban protest today against the charges levied on them for trading space. The protest nearly turned ugly as the person to whom they wanted to deliver their petition, the City Manager, was out of town. The situation was finally diffused, but I have to say I felt a bit uncomfortable at the mood of the crowd brandishing sticks, jammed as I was at one stage between the locked doors of the City Hall, and a row of policemen. Photographically, shooting against the sun, with strong whites and dark colours, the results were not ideal. However, sometimes one has to work with what one has.

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