10 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, May 11, 1998
Klan rally breaks out in violent
A protester holds up a sign denouncing the KKK outside the fences of the rally. The police, in full
riot gear, sprayed the crowd with pepper spray to keep them from tearing down the fence.
As protesters attempt to tear down the fences surrounding city hail, Peace Team mem
shirt ripped off (center), screams as he fights off people to keep the fence up.
A note from the photo editors
To the readers:
Saturday, we found ourselves
donning gas masks and dodging
flying bottles, rocks and any thing
else the protesters could find.
Law-breaking protesters at times
did not want their actions cap-
tured on film for fear of criminal
prosecution. Some went so far as
to attack us, trying to break our
equipment and steal the film to
prevent publication of their like-
nesses. We end with a quote,
almost a proverb amongst photo-
journalists. "Most people fear
being in the wrong place at the
wrong time, photojournalists rel-
ish in it. For them, it is the right
place at the right time."
Margaret Myers Warren Zinn
Photo Editor Photo Editor
Bottom left: Warren Zinn (with gas mask) walks
away from a tear gas canister that landed in front
Top left: Margaret Myers pushes herself away from
the fence as protesters behind her force forward to
tear down the fence.
Just outside the fences of the rally, John Patton (without
and beaten until members of the Peace Team pulled him