October 14th, 1976 — It was a day of protest against the provincial government. Every union member walked out and marched through the streets of downtown Vancouver blocking traffic, closing businesses, all of it culminating with a rally at Empire Stadium. Most of the pictures from that day showed crowds of marchers with banners. At some point, of course, it had to end and everyone went home. That’s when I saw this man walking across an unusually empty Georgia Street, the protest over, on his way home.