It was supposed to be a simple protest. Liani had led the group to join the rest of the crowd, cheering and shouting in unison. The signs read various things: "Furre Rights Now!" "Open The Gates!" "Tear Down The Walls!".. things of that nature. All of them had one unifying theme: Freedom.
The attack was sudden and swift. One of the Hoods creeped through the gathering, mumbling to himself as he walked along. Riss, sitting on Liani's shoulders, caught a few words as he passed: "If we survive this.." and then he vanished into the crowd once more. It was only a few moments later that he lunged from the crowd with a yell, pulling a knife from under his jacket and slashing at one of the nearby Scaleguard.
Gunfire and screams. Furres running for cover, trampling each other as they fled. Liani grabbing her adopted daughter and protecting her with her own body.
As the chaos begin to fade, Riss dragged Liani to a nearby wall and propped her against it. She was alive, but barely. Riss looked about for someone, anyone, to help, but all she saw was more members of the Scaleguard, guns drawn, looking for someone to blame..