It’s been a rough summer so far. Shootings of civilians by police have caused Americans to ask how much more can be tolerated. And the sniper massacre of police officers in Dallas has put law enforcement on edge. But there have also been a few moments of levity, like when people recently discovered going outside while playing Pokemon Go this weekend.
Those two worlds of shittiness and hope collided with this photo:
This week in a single photograph pic.twitter.com/rSVjboWwf4
— Eric Hu (@_EricHu) July 9, 2016
Twitter user Eric Hu tweeted out this photo showing someone playing Pokemon Go in front of a line of riot police, presumably during recent protests over police killings of civilians. The photo is geotagged from Queens, New York, but it hasn’t been independently confirmed that the photo was taken there.
Either way, the photo does seem to capture the general lunacy of living in 2016. Welcome to the future, I guess. For better, and certainly for worse.