This is the last of my four sets of street photos from Vilnius, taken in June 2012. (Here are parts one, two, and three.) Firefighters were marching down Gedimino Prospektas, one of the city’s main avenues, from the parliament to the cathedral, to protest severe budget cuts. These weren’t firefighters from the capital, but from small towns and municipalities around the country, where the recession has hit even harder. They’re asking for a living wage, and I admired how the protest was multigenerational.
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