The riot girls
I predict this will become an iconic photo. These girls, some with school ties bandoliered around their heads, have discovered their power as they attempt to prevent further destruction of this police van during the recent London student protests against fee rises and education cuts. Their peaceful intervention is wise beyond their years.
In our upcoming novel it is Katie Rivers, the book’s young protagonist, who seeks to heal a family divided by conflict. These ‘angelic spirits’ in Peter Marshall’s photograph are also determined to create a better future and have put themselves on the front line to make this happen. It’s an old story, but what a story.