This photograph that appeared on the front page of the New Sunday Times was NOT doctored.
It was taken by an NST photographer. Authentic.
The NST did not say that he was carrying a knife, nor made any suggestions about the protester. In fact, at the point of the photograph being taken, the identity of this protester was not known until of course, he revealed himself later.
So, it is just this picture. And by any newspaper standard -- a good picture.
It may not be worth a thousand words nor tell the whole story. But a good picture.
So, Uncle Kit, you may not like this picture but it was not doctored, nor tampered with.