Smashed camera replacement fund

Dear Friends,

After very careful consideration I've decided to launch this fundraiser. I have tried to think of every way I could fund a replacement camera myself, but drawing up blanks everywhere. Which is why I am now turning to you for help. Some background on what happened...

As some of you already know, my camera was destroyed at a peaceful demonstration that unfortunately escalated into chaos and violence in Leipzig on Tuesday 9th July. I was there as a neutral journalist trying to document the events of the evening and found myself on the wrong end of police pepper spray and batons, which resulted in being pepper sprayed directly in the face and myself and a friend requiring hospital treatment, including stitches for wounds to our head and face. Several other demonstrators were injured and also prominent lawyer who was in attendance was pepper sprayed directly in the face.  In the chaos my camera was destroyed and sadly the photos of the evening were lost.

This was my only digital camera and until I can get a replacement I don't have a camera to shoot with, meaning I have had to put several jobs and projects on hold.

Along with shooting events and demonstrations, I also do a lot of work with a local environmental NGO, either voluntarily or at a massively reduced rate. As you can imagine I am eager to get back out there as soon as possible to resume work and to continue my work recording these crucially important events and causes.

Anything you could donate towards replacement equipment would be much appreciated, however little it is. It all helps. The cost of the equipment that was damaged is roughly €600.

Your generosity will not go unrewarded, I am still thinking of some ways to give back to people who give donations towards a new camera, so stay tuned for updates!

Thank you, you lovely people!

George O'C.

40619650_1563111145892695_r.jpegClimate demonstration - Leipzig 2019

40619650_1563111204111213_r.jpegAnti-Austerity demonstration - London 2015

40619650_1563111336557182_r.jpegEin Europa für Alle march - Leipzig 2019

40619650_1563111387412878_r.jpegAnti-Austerity demonstration - London 2015

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  • Joshua Sami Bräuer 
    • €5 
    • 6 mos
  • Rocio Viveros 
    • €10 
    • 7 mos
  • Marco Schur 
    • €10 
    • 7 mos
  • Matthias Weidner 
    • €5 
    • 7 mos
  • Ben Chatburn 
    • €10 
    • 7 mos
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George O'Connor 
Leipzig, Sachsen, Deutschland
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