One of the fascinating things that Street Photography can show is culture on the streets, a real world view void of media interests by magazines, TV and newspapers.
After the protest by the English Defence League in Peterborough, I followed a large group of Muslim lads who were heading back to the Faizan-E-Madina Mosque complete with a police escort. Not happy with the typical picture that presented itself (police obscuring the view) I decided to do street photography to make the photographs, up close and personal and cut out the police. The crowd happy that no attack had been made on the Mosque and heading back in time for prayers, greeted by even more who had stayed at the mosque.
It made a real change to photograph people from a different culture, subtle differences can, and do make for more interesting pictures, but in the end they are not that different.