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Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (149): Protester Getting His Glasses Pulverized by Police Officer

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Despite the iconic nature of this image I couldn’t find any information about it. Lots of websites have posted it, but never with any useful comments. I don’t know where it’s taken. Was it a protest that turned violent? Who was protesting what? Is it police brutality or a justified hit? If it’s official misconduct then it’s certainly a human rights violation. The right to protest is a protected form of free speech. Or maybe it wasn’t a protest at all. (In which case we could still be looking at a rights violation).

Your help is welcome. Please use the comment section if you know something about the image.

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6 thoughts on “Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (149): Protester Getting His Glasses Pulverized by Police Officer

  1. Tomboktu says:

    The uniform and shoulder number would be consistent with the police officer being a member of An Garda Síochána, the national police service of Ireland.

  2. Brian Hanley says:

    It’s football game between Cork Hibernians and Linfield from Belfast, played at Dublin’s Dalymount in May 1971 in a cup competition. Linfield have a Loyalist following and with the growing conflict in Northern Ireland there was political and sectarian tension in the air. Clashes erupted and the Gardaí baton charged the Linfield fans.

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