Switzerland 2012. Geneva Police

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Switzerland. Geneva. Two police officers hold at night two handcuffed men, arrested as squatters, but also illegal migrants, sleeping inside the rooms of a derelict building. Both policemen are wearing a ballistic vest, bulletproof vest or bullet-resistant vest which is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from knives, firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives such as hand grenades. 10.05.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef..