I crossed paths with some 100 to 150 boarders who took over Avenida Bolivar in Armenia, Colombia on June 21, internationally recognized as Go Skateboarding Day. Founded in 2004, the event is celebrated in dozens of countries around the world, usually on or near June 21.
An incident in 2007 made waves when a police officer in Hot Springs, Arkansas used what appeared to be excessive force when arresting a boarder for breaking a city ordinance. This video of the incident has attracted more than three million views.
But in Armenia, a great time had by all. The only policeman I saw was patiently sitting in a car in a small line of traffic behind the boarders. I wish a had a board.
A few more images below.
For the record: the lead pic serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 542nd straight, was snapped in Armenia, Colombia on 21 June 2015.