In front of the Bataclan, in Paris, 200 police officers gathered against accusations of racism and violence
More than 200 police officers gathered this Friday evening in front of the Bataclan in Paris, symbolic place of the attacks of November 13, to protest against the accusations of police violence and racism against their profession, and denounce a lack of support inside.
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"We don't understand"
Several dozen vans, motorcycles, and cars blocked the street in front of the concert hall around 11:30 p.m.In civilian clothes or in uniform, weapon on their belts, the police placed their handcuffs in silence on the road, before singing a Marseillaise in protest.
"We refute the accusations of violence and pseudo-racism", breathed one of the participants, on condition of anonymity."We do not understand to have been acclaimed at the time of the attacks and to be singled out today.'hui."
During the attacks of November 13, 2015, two police officers from the BAC (anti-crime brigade) were the first to intervene in Bataclan and killed one of the attackers.
Officials present on Friday also denounced a lack of support from the Ministry of the Interior.A police officer from Val-de-Marne, who came for the occasion, lamented:
"You are not alone"
Since his speech of June 8, during which he announced the end of the teaching of a method of interpellation known as “the strangulation key”, Christophe Castaner has had to face the wrath of the police.
Several rallies have taken place over the past two weeks, notably in Ile-de-France, such as in front of the Arc de Triomphe, with handcuffs being deposited as a symbolic protest.Many agents accuse the minister of not supporting them sufficiently against the accusations of "police violence" and "racism" in their ranks.
Posted Date: 2020-12-17