Public Art Registry
Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971
Photo: Stan Douglas
Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 - photo by Stan Douglas
Woodward's Heritage Building (111 West Hastings Street)
Woodward's Atrium
In place
Privately owned
Description of work
Photographic re-enactment of the Gastown Riot
Artist statement

The photo depicts an actual violent confrontation between police and the city's counterculture in what came to be known as the Gastown Riot, during which uniformed and undercover police officers attacked a peaceful "smoke-in" protest organized to oppose what was regarded as police harassment of the counterculture.

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