grayscale photo of Police standing and leaning on wall
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High police presence in Lyon, France, during the 25th weekend of the yellow vests movement. Police violence is at its highest since the 1950s. There is an extensive use of tear gas, sting-ball grenades and the LBDs ("defense ball launchers") against largely peaceful protesters. The policeman holds his hand on a LBD, shown on the left in the picture. The use of LBDs is very controversial, causing serious injuries. As of now (May 5th), 292 persons claim to be seriously injured by rubber balls, 23 persons lost an eye, 5 a hand during protests (source: mediapart.fr, http://tiny.cc/6hd85y).

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