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Police Violence

2020

19

Jan

French police evacuate Macron from theatre amid protest

A group of anti-government protestors tried to enter a Paris theater while French President Emmanuel Macron was inside, according to media reports Friday. Reports said dozens of protesters gathered in front of the theater after accounts shared on social media indicated Macron was in the venue. Protesters chanted slogans against Macron and tried to enter […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , AA

15

Jan

Police violence: Macron requests “proposals” to “improve ethics”

Emmanuel Macron asked the government Tuesday for “clear proposals to improve the ethics” of the police, faced with new accusations of violence. “Behaviors that are not acceptable have been either seen or pointed out,” said the head of state in Pau, while also deploring “the violence and political nihilism” that some protesters say. Without “generalizing” […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Teller Report

14

Jan

The Paris prosecutor’s office opens two investigations for police violence

In the aftermath of a demonstration against the pension reform project in Paris, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced to Franceinfo, Friday, January 10, the opening of investigations for “intentional violence by a person holding public authority” about two incidents the videos of which were posted on social media. They were entrusted to the IGPN.The first case is […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , 24 News

13

Jan

Hard intervention from the French police

In France, the actions of President Emmanuel Macron regarding the economic policies are in the 61st week. The demonstrators met once again on the streets of Paris with those protesting pension reform. Pension protests in the country on the 38th day. In the demonstrations in the capital Paris, the police intervened harshly against the protesters. […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

10

Jan

French police restraint techniques criticised after Paris arrest death

Human rights groups and lawyers have criticised French police restraint techniques after a 42-year-old delivery driver died after being held on the ground during a police check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France’s citizens’ rights ombudsman, Jacques Toubon opened an inquiry into the case of Cédric Chouviat, a father of five, who was stopped on […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , The Guardian

08

Jan

A person killed in France by police violence

According to French media reports, on 3 January in Paris, Cedric Chouviat was subjected to violence during police control. Chouviat, who was seriously injured due to the harsh intervention of the police, died after being in a coma for 2 days in the hospital. The first statement made by the police, said Chouviat died of […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

2019

20

Dec

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants on island of Samos

Greek police on Thursday (Dec 19) fired tear gas at migrants protesting against their detention and living conditions in a migrant camp on the northern Aegean island of Samos, officials said. About 300 people, mostly Africans, rallied outside the camp in Vathy demanding to be allowed to leave the island, a police official said. The […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Euro News

10

Dec

LA police to use ‘Batman-style’ device to snare suspects

Two hundred Los Angeles police officers will be trained to use a new gadget designed to snare a person by wrapping them in a cord, officials say. The BolaWrap, recently adopted by several other forces, fires a cord that can entangle an individual’s torso or legs from up to 25ft (8m) away. The tether is […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC

06

Dec

Tear gas and arrests at ‘largest French strike in decades’

Protesters choked on tear gas shot by French police as tens of thousands of union members marched through the centre of Paris in a show of force on Thursday. Dozens were arrested by riot police in the capital, and tear gas was also fired at protesters marching in the western city of Nantes. The marches […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AJ

18

Nov

Yellow vest anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests across France

The violence in Paris, where police battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d’Italie square, was the worst in the French capital in months. A total of 173 people were arrested in the city, Castaner told Europe 1 radio, revising upwards Saturday’s count of 147. Dozens more were arrested in smaller protests in cities […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , The Local