Switzerland 2012. Geneva Police

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Switzerland. Geneva. Three police officers (a policewoman and two policemen) arrest two arab men from the Maghreb area, both illegal migrants and squatters sleeping in a derelict building. Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of a building - usually residential - that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. Each police officer is 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. 10.05.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef..