Paris Black Lives Matter protesters: 'Who protects us from the police?'

Paris Black Lives Matter protesters: 'Who protects us from the police?'

6/3/2020 5:46:00 AM

Paris Black Lives Matter protesters: 'Who protects us from the police?'

Violence in the French capital as the George Floyd demonstrations in the US find resonance in Europe.

Paris is no stranger to demonstrations. The French capital has a long tradition of protest, of banner, flags, chants and crowds. But this one was different.Often, Parisian protests are about party politics, or the economy. The last big violent demonstration here involved a blend of disaffected trade unionists, some angry Gilets Jaunes and a group of people who just wanted a clash with the police. Which they got.

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That day, the tear gas was sprayed around and the police came under attack, before the violence stopped and the peaceful protest resumed. The tension, which reached a violent crescendo, fell away.But this time, the tension lingers. Because the police weren't just monitoring this protest - but were also the focus of its anger.

Image:Police officers in riot gear near the Tribunal de Paris courthouseAs we watched the aftermath of clashes in Place de Clichy, a sign caught my eye. It said"Qui nous protege de la police?" It translates, simply, as"who protects us from the police?" And it's a question that is now resonating in Europe, just as it reverberates in the United States.

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coburn4brexit So what ! For over a year been doing that at proper peaceful protesters the yellow vests and yet Sky say fuck all !. White protesters there have been shoot in the last year , thousands in hospital and not a peep from Sky !. Sod off and do one . Not widely reported why? It’s not Trump Adama who now?

It’s irrelevant what they are protesting if they are advancing and posing threats of violence. He wasn’t quick enough to out run them this time JamesKent73 ya mans dead paint filled water balloons will make them take their gear off and that's when you hit em God almighty will smite them all down, Hallelujah and praise the Lord😉

More white people are killed by US police every year, 13% of all citizens killed by US police are African American and 12% of the US population is African American. It’s all wrong what the police do in the US but it is proportional. Don't commit the crime in the first place....... These thugs do this every year in Paris. Simple answer following the f....ing rules and law. Idiots.

Sky doing what they do best jump on the bandwagon How about doing an in-depth report on the grooming gangs up North that’s real news in the world who protects us from blacks Lawyers & Cameras - stay safe Been protesting in France for 18 months well done sky 👍 Diversity is a weakness If you think you are a revolutionary and you have big Biz and Soros on your side, you are not taking part in any revolution. You are being used as useful idiots.

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Balotelli performs Black Power pose as he supports Black Lives MatterBrescia forward Mario Balotelli joined the likes of Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford in making a stand against racism on Monday after the death of George Floyd. 😂😂😂 Balotelli who, the one who paid a person to jump into the water with a scooter? All praising and saluting a career criminal who actually beat the crap out of a pregnant African American lady 🙄 DailyMail Fuck Balotelli

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London police arrest 23 at Black Lives Matter protests over George Floyd deathThe Black Lives Matter demonstration on Sunday was organised after George Floyd died when a white officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck. Hypocrites and morons. Did they forget there was a global pandemic on? 👀

Kesha accuses Trump of ‘fuelling’ racism amid Black Lives Matter protestsSinger condemned ‘racist police brutality’ amid protests against the death of George Floyd You got the PROOF. . .HUN? go back to the tanning booth. . .o.k. How Brave of her !! Who is she though 😜😜 Do all of these no-talent celebrities have the same PR agent? This is yet another instance of someone who knows nothing about anything saying the same thing as other entertainers.

Lana Del Rey faces backlash for 'dangerous' Instagram post amid Black Lives Matter protests‘Do NOT endanger people with your massive platform’ Last time it was powerful tweets, now it's dangerous instagram posts 😅 So hypocrites moaned about criminals being exposed Хоть здесь говорят правду