Vancouver's famous kissing couple has come forward to explain their famous embrace amid the riots. Australia's Scott Jones and Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas tell CBC they got caught up in a crowd running from advancing police when Thomas fell. "Tripped up? I'm not sure," she says, "but I was starting to get really frightened because I'd never experienced anything like that before. And it's really scary, you know?" At that point, "I went back for her," Jones says.
"They (the police) started beating us with the shields, trying to get us to move," he adds. "I don't know why; we weren't being aggressive towards them or anything like that. But they eventually they passed over us, and that's when we were on the ground. She was a bit hysterical afterwards, obviously, and I was just trying to calm her down." Thomas says she was initially uncomfortable about having such an intimate moment exposed. "It's actually a really beautiful shot," she says. "I wouldn't have been present enough in that moment to see what was going on, so now I can see that moment, and it's pretty incredible." Click for more. (Read more Vancouver riots stories.)