Friday, 21 November 2008

Pics and video show grenade blast injuries to photojournalist covering Geneva demo

This is the moment a British photojournalist was injured by a stun grenade thrown by a Geneva police officer, according to the NUJ which released pictures and a video of the incident today.
The images will form part of an appeal by photographer Guy Smallman against a Swiss court ruling that police were not to blame for the injuries he suffered while covering protests outside a G8 summit in June 2003. In the video the photographer is seen running from a group of police officers throwing the grenades. Photographs also show him lying injured. Smallman is taking his case to the federal court in Switzerland. Lawyers in Switzerland are submitting the paperwork for his appeal this week.
A video of the incident can be seen on YouTube here

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