A shocking video. A police car, stuck in traffic boulevard de Clichy, was attacked by hooded demonstrators, on the sidelines of demonstrations against "police violence" and "systemic racism", in Paris, Saturday, September 23.
Dozens of individuals attacked the police car with iron bars, kicks but also projectile throws. Numerous witnesses filmed the incident, in which a police officer drew his firearm to hold the attackers in check.
For the deputy EELV, Sandrine Rousseau, the sentence is clear. "This gesture is unacceptable," she ruled on X, strongly condemning the attitude of the police officer, and without mentioning the context. Louis Boyard, for his part, preferred to qualify by condemning the "violence", wherever it comes from, at the microphone of BFMTV.
"Coolness and professionalism"
The prefect of police of Paris, Laurent Nunez, wished to defend "his staff" by praising their "professionalism". "The crew was attacked in an extremely violent way by hooded individuals, grimes, who wanted to fight," he described. Before continuing: "This workforce was stuck in the flow of traffic, and with great composure, one of them made an exit of administrative weapon, with his finger on the bridge, it lasted only a few seconds."
The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, for his part, denounced the violence that was exercised against the police during this march organized by many left-wing organizations. "The Parisian 'demonstration' experienced unacceptable violence against the police. We see where anti-police hatred leads," he shared on X.
Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region, also gave her full support to the police. She also denounced those who did not condemn the violence that occurred on the sidelines of the processions: "The elected officials who endorse this #manifdelahonte are complicit," she shared on X. While more to the right, Marion Maréchal hailed "the deterrent reaction of a courageous agent". "It is time for NUPES to realise that its hate speech against the police will one day end in tragedy," she warned.