Greek journalist Manolis Kypraios has suffered total hearing loss from injuries sustained while photographing the general strike protests of June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. In his testimony [el] posted on Exandas Documentaries, he says he was fired on with a stun grenade at point blank range by a riot police officer, after identifying himself as a journalist. He was later beaten by mounted police while trying to reach a hospital. Amnesty International has repeatedly urged Greek authorities to refrain from using excessive force during protests.