Below you’ll see a screen-capture of one of the photos in BBC’s “Week in pictures” for last week. The main thing I want to bring to your attention is the caption:
Police clashed with protesters in Athens as Greek unions held demonstrations over austerity measures being applied as the government struggles to avoid a catastrophic default. Across Greece public transport was paralysed, flights cancelled, schools and courts closed, and hospitals operated only an emergency service.
Emphasis mine – click the image to see the text in full detail.
I have a few issues with this description. First of all, this doesn’t look like a protester to me. All that camera gear hanging off of her waist? That’s quite a commitment, lugging it around. Normal people don’t do that. Amateur photographers don’t even do that.
But the professionals do that.
Seeing a police-type decking a photographer smacks of censorship. What’s he hiding? What is really going on? I won’t know from over here, but it sure makes it look like the government/police types aren’t the good guys.
Does anyone out there know the background behind this pic? I’m curious: who is the photographer, why is she being attacked, and what was the outcome?