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World In Paris, a Syrian photographer wounded with a baton in the face during the march for freedoms

15:15  29 november  2020
15:15  29 november  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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Fires burn in Paris during a demonstration against a global security law outlawing distribution of photos of police in certain circumstances. Christophe Deloire, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, tweeted that the 24-year-old had been wounded at Place de la Bastille by “a police baton ”

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  A Paris, un photographe syrien blessé d’un coup de matraque au visage pendant la marche des libertés © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

Reporters Without Borders denounces “unacceptable” police violence against a Syrian photographer, injured during the demonstration against the "global security" law and police violence in Paris. Collaborator of Polka Magazine and AFP, Ameer al Halbi, 24, who covered the demonstration Place de la Bastille as an independent, "was wounded in the face by a baton", said on Twitter Christophe Deloire, secretary general of RSF.

“All our solidarity with Ameer Al Halbi. This police violence is unacceptable. Ameer came from Syria to France to seek refuge there, as did several other Syrian journalists. The country of human rights does not have to threaten them, but to protect them "

, Mr. Deloire tweeted again.

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© Gabrielle Cézard Ameer Alhalbi, a freelance photographer who worked for Polka Magazine and AFP, was wounded covering the Paris demonstrations. A press freedom group has denounced the "unacceptable" injury of an award-winning Syrian photojournalist during a Paris protest against

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Place de la Bastille, ajd, the young independent photographer of Syrian origin Ameer al Halbi, collaborator of ... https://t.co/O1xtUynkRC

—cdeloire (@Christophe Deloire)

Christophe Deloire also posted a photo of the photographer, head bandaged, nose still bloody, on a hospital bed, a photo signed by independent photojournalist Gabrielle Cezard.

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Video: Paris: a police officer hit on the ground at Place de la Bastille (Dailymotion)

“We shouted“ press, press ”!”

She was next to Ameer Al Halbi and said she lost sight of her when the police charged in a small street. “We were identifiable as photographers and all glued to a wall. We shouted + press! press! +. There were projectiles thrown from the side of the demonstrators. Then the police led a charge, baton in hand, ”she told AFP.

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Officers in Paris , who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations, fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters in the largely peaceful Left: Demonstrators lights a flare during a protest against the 'global security' draft lawRight: A Syrian freelance photographer Ameer Al Halbi lies on

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“Ameer was the only photographer who didn't wear a helmet or armband. I lost sight of him and then found him surrounded by people, his face all bloodied and wrapped in bandages ”

, she said.

"He was psychologically very touched, he cried, and said he didn't understand + why it was wrong to take pictures," the photographer continued.

According to Dimitri Beck, director of photography for Polka who has followed Ameer since arriving in France almost three years ago, the photographer suffered a broken nose and injured his brow bone. He was transported to Lariboisière Hospital. Sixty police and gendarmes were injured and 81 people were arrested on Saturday during demonstrations against the "Global Security" text and police violence, the Interior Ministry reported.

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Ameer al Halbi, who won several international awards, including the 2nd prize in the “Spot News” category for World Press Photo in 2017, covered for AFP the fighting and the devastation in his city of Aleppo, in the midst of the Syrian conflict.

In Bayeux (which celebrates the Guere correspondents every year), he won the “Regard des jeunes de 15 ans” prize for a photo taken for AFP showing two men, each hugging an infant and walking in a ruined Aleppo street. In Paris, he notably followed a training course at the Speos photography school.

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