Gone with the tide
They rely on our fear, but we will not hide our eyes. Instead, we will look up and stare them down until they see we are not blind.
They thrive on our apathy, but we will not throw our hands up nor lay our arms down. Instead we will rise together and stand tall, blocking their way until they have run out room for their drastic steps.
They prey on our prayers, but we will not plug our ears and wait for their noise to stop. Instead, I will raise my voice and it will grow with yours into a sea of hope where the tide of our movement will carry them away in a wave of compassion.
All photos are from the Anti-Extremist demonstration on Paris’s Place de la Rébuplique, May 29, 2014.
All text and photos © Paul Prescott