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"Freedom" marches: 98 wounded police and gendarmes (Darmanin)

2020-11-29T21:29:03.076Z

Nearly a hundred police and gendarmes were injured on Saturday during demonstrations against the text of the law " Global security " and police violence, according to a final assessment given Sunday by Gerald Darmanin. In a tweet, the Minister of the Interior argued that according to a final assessment, there had been " 98 wounded among the police and gendarmes ". “ I give them my full support. Th



Nearly a hundred police and gendarmes were injured on Saturday during demonstrations against the text of the law "

Global security

" and police violence, according to a final assessment given Sunday by Gerald Darmanin.

In a tweet, the Minister of the Interior argued that according to a final assessment, there had been "

98 wounded among the police and gendarmes

".

I give them my full support.

The perpetrators of this violence must be prosecuted,

”he added.

To read also: Law "global security": Gérald Darmanin denounces the violence against the police officers

Earlier in the afternoon, also in a tweet, Mr. Darmanin had assured to have had "

long conversations with most of the injured police officers

".

I wanted to inquire about their health and assure them of my support,

” he added.

A previous report from the Ministry of the Interior reported 62 wounded among the police (39 in the provinces and 23 in Paris).

Several videos posted on social networks showed police being beaten up by protesters.

Two demonstrators, who made a report to the General Inspectorate of Police (IGPN), were injured in the provinces, according to the police.

In Paris, an assessment of the injured on the side of the demonstrators was not yet carried out.

A freelance Syrian photographer, Ameer al-Halbi, 24, who was covering the protest was injured in the face in Paris.

The secretary general of RSF, Christophe Deloire, denounced on Saturday evening on Twitter the “

unacceptable

police violence

against this collaborator of Polka Magazine and AFP.

On Sunday, the two media also denounced the violence, AFP calling for a police investigation.

To read also: Law "comprehensive security": a Syrian photographer injured, RSF denounces "police violence"

An "

internal administrative

" investigation

was opened Sunday, according to a police source, to determine the circumstances in which the photographer was injured.

According to the Interior Ministry, 81 people were arrested during these demonstrations.

In Paris, of the 29 police custody (26 adults and 3 minors) intervened, “

14 gave rise to deferrals

” to justice “

including 3 in direct appearance;

2 were the subject of a reminder to the law and 10 gave rise to a classification without follow-up,

”the Paris prosecutor told AFP.

The prosecution added that "

3 police custody (had) been extended

".

In total, these demonstrations brought together, according to the Interior, 133,000 people including 46,000 in Paris, the organizers for their part announcing 500,000 participants, including 200,000 in the capital.

To read also: Xavier Lemoine: "According to the orders it receives, the police alternate between laxity and abuse of force"

Source: lefigaro

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