The music studio's CCTV camera recorded everything.
Saturday evening, Michel Z is without a mask near his professional premises in the 17th arrondissement.
At the sight of the police, he decides to go inside to avoid the fine but finds himself grabbed by a police officer who pushes him inside.
The agent in civilian clothes is quickly joined by two colleagues in uniform and the situation escalates.
In this video revealed by the Loopsider site, we see the forty-something who then receives a shower of blows for several minutes before being rescued by nine young people who were working in the basement.
The police retreat, call for reinforcements.
One of them throws a tear gas canister inside the premises, which forces the occupants to leave.
The rest will be filmed by a neighbor from her window.
We see once again Michel Z and the others arrested being beaten by the police when they put up no resistance.
"It was an intervention, which looked like a terrorist attack", summarizes Cira, witness of the operation.
"The violence with which they caught Michel and a young man was shocking" asserts the neighbor.
The victim is convinced that he owes his legal salvation only to his camera: “I was lucky enough to have videos otherwise I would not be in front of you.
You would all be making subjects about me because I would have assaulted a police officer ”.
Three police officers were suspended after the investigation was published.