Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

 

These are photos from a Black Lives Matter protest I found myself in the middle of on July 9th in NYC. I didnt have my flash for my Canon so I shot the entire thing on my phone. 
Tensions were very high. Cops & civilians alike were very angry, scared, and emotional. There was so much aggression on both sides. It was scary and it got my heart pounding, for alot of reasons. 
I will not voice my opinion on the matter, but I will say this, the one thing that I saw for sure was NOT singled out to any ONE race. 
Every emotional cry, every act of aggression, and the very real fear was there in EVERYONE involved, no matter the race, on BOTH sides.