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Working Photographers Attacked In Athens Protests

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the fact that, although clearly identified, many journalists were attacked by police officers while covering yesterday’s anti-austerity protests and strikes in Athens. …An AFP photographer who did not want to be named had a tooth broken by a police riot shield that was deliberately rammed into her face…. Jérôme Wesselver, a cameraman working for the Capa agency, had his camera damaged by riot shields. Several other reporters and photographers also reported being hit deliberately by police batons and riot shield….

Demotix contributing photographers are continuing to report from the protests.