That night at Tom’s home
“BREAKING NEWS”: A man died during a riot in front of the Government Palace. Thousands of demonstrators approached the building this afternoon aparently asking for a raise in minimum wages. It was suposed to be a pacific demonstration, but there were young rioters that clashed violently with the police armed with tear gas cans and other material. The police charged against them. That caused p a stampede of people trying to flee thru the narrow streets that converge in the main square, with the unfortunate result of 20 injured for trampling and one dead by crushing. The circumstance occurs that the deceased, identified as Igor Tomasek, was a young businessman, and no one can explain what was he doing in a forbiden demonstration of disadvantaged workers. The speaker of the government said that they think that Tomasek may be the instigator of the riot…Tom turned off the TV, horrified, when the smiling picture of his friend appeared on the screen over the video of the black plastic bag containing his body on the street surrounded by police cars and ambulances. Oh, Igor, my friend, he thought sadly, you only wanted to know the truth and you died to become one of the lies you wanted to fight. (*)A Story situated in a fictional country without elemental liberties.