Instagram from above captures protest’s scale
This revolution will be Instagrammed.
Those retaliating against an emergency law aimed at quelling student protests gathered in the city’s main entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles, before setting off on a five-kilometer march around the city’s downtown area towards a major park.
However, Instagrammer Phil M was inside a nearby highrise building, and was able to snap some images showing the crowds. One of his photos, captioned “That’s a lot of people,” showed some of the masses gathering ahead of the march’s commencement.
The photo received 113 likes on Instagram, though it saw more attention on Twitter and Facebook. It was tweeted more than 1,800 times and had almost 5,000 Facebook likes by midday Wednesday.
The river of red coursed through Montreal, and it was thanks to Instagram that we saw it more as a massive delta than a stream.
Photo by Phil M