Kissing Couple Explain 'Beautiful' Embrace

Scott Jones was comforting Alex Thomas after she fell
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2011 10:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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"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.)

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