Video footage shows Guy Smallman, a freelance photographer who has taken pictures for Socialist Worker, being hit by a stun grenade fired by the Swiss police. Guy was covering the recent protests against the G8 summit in Evian when he was caught with crowds of people peacefully leaving Geneva.
Police began to aggressively herd the crowd, who fled. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades. Guy was at the back. One stun grenade hit him in the leg and exploded. He was operated on for two hours to repair considerable muscle damage.
Journalists in the NUJ union have supported Guy. NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear joined a protest outside the Swiss Embassy in London two weeks ago and spoke out against the assault on Guy at a press conference last week.
Send messages of support to Martin Shaw, another protester injured by the Swiss police, who is still in hospital, to [email protected]