Again protests in Paris after denying rape by police

Again protests in Paris after denying rape by police

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Certainly two thousand people on Saturday in a suburb of Paris streets to protest against police brutality. Cars and bins went up in flames and the police were pelted with all kinds of objects.

It’s been a week and a half unsettled in Paris after a 22-year-old man by four police officers was attacked when he appealed to the striking of a defendant younger.

The dark youth worker Theo sets and then by the agents to be raped with a wapenstok. After the incident, he had hours and hours to be operated because of anal injury.

The four agents themselves deny that they are the man with a wapenstok have penetrated. They say his pants afzakte and that she him with the stick on the buttocks have beaten

Serious matter

An initial police investigation that Friday was presented, suggested that there is no case of a rape, “is about a very serious matter”. There would be anal penetration with a wapenstok have occurred, but the actions of the agents would be “no intentional character”.

The protest seemed to be Saturday, in the first instance, quietly expired. But just like earlier this week ran the demo finally out on riots.

Unrest in Paris because of suspected police brutality


The riots seem to be a topic during the French elections in may take place. The extreme-right candidate Marine le Pen does very well in the polls. Meanwhile, the conservative candidate, François Fillon, plagued by accusations of fraud.

The suburbs where the protests against the police take place, were in 2005 also for weeks the backdrop of riots that captured the attention. Then came the riots, as young people in the street went because of the, in their eyes, limited future prospects.

Protests Aulnay-sous-Bois

In Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb in Paris, it has for some time been restless after a man at the time of his arrest allegedly by an agent raped with a wapenstok.
© Hollandse Hoogte

The French Gendarmerie patrols through the neighborhood.
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There have been several riots occurred, in which also cars on fire, are inserted. Several people are are held.
© Hollandse Hoogte

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