These Boots Are Made For Walking

Here’s a picture (click to enlarge) of cops arresting some protestors; note the possibly suspicious similarity between the protestors’ bootsoles and those of the cops. This is apparently a famous picture but I hadn’t seen it before; see the discussion here.

Cops and victims wearing same boots

Cops and victims wearing same boots

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4 Responses to These Boots Are Made For Walking

  1. Anon73 September 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Yes it was widely circulated on indymedia and anti-globalization websites.

  2. Darian September 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Tactical boots make great all-weather/all-terrain running shoes. Pretty widely available.

    But yeah, it’s weird that two protesters next to each other have the same bootsoles as the cops.

  3. Micha Ghertner September 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    I guess this weakens the force of asking each side to walk a mile in the other side’s shoes.

  4. Nick September 3, 2009 at 4:14 am #

    The picture is nothing compared to the YouTube. If you watch the video, you see the boots aren’t even the give away:

    Authorities later admitted they were police and it was covered on CBC:

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