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I saw a man lose his eye to a 'less-lethal' police weapon
Laurent Theron is shouting at two policemen and waving his arms around for emphasis. From a distance, he looks more like a guy arguing over a parking ticket than a man who just suffered an injury that will leave him permanently blind in his right eye. Last Thursday (September 15th), just a few minutes before he began yelling at the cops, Theron, a 46-year-old union activist, was with thousands of others in the Place de Republique, one of the main squares in Paris. He was protesting against a controversial new labor law in France when a projectile crashed into his face. Theron stumbled out of the square looking for help and that's when he met the cops and a couple of reporters, including me. To look at the wound was stomach turning. I... Continue reading…
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