Black-clad ‘Antifa’ rioters in France attacked law enforcement officials with fists, projectiles and steel boundaries, at a Paris protest they claimed was “towards state violence and the acute proper.”
Carrying black and concealing their faces with masks and neckerchiefs, crowds of left-wing ‘Antifa’ protesters turned out in Paris, France, on Saturday, in what they stated was a rally “towards state violence and the acute proper.”
Clashes quickly broke out between the demonstrators and the ranks of law enforcement officials there to take care of order. It’s not clear which aspect instigated the violence, however video footage posted to Twitter by a police officer exhibits the left-wingers hurling projectiles at a bunch of retreating cops, earlier than choosing up steel crowd-control boundaries to assault the officers with. The officer posting the video claimed that the “thugs in black” had struck first.
Ces voyous en noir appelés "#Antifas" sont venus à la #Manifs27Novembre de #Paris pour casser du #Policier!
Je ne supporte plus de voir mes collègues servir de punching-ball!
La décadence de la 🇫🇷, c'est de voir ces raclures pourrir notre démocratie!
Leur place est en jail! pic.twitter.com/k0brHSwf9O
— Matthieu Valet (@mvaletsicp) November 27, 2021
One other video shot by a self-described “impartial journalist” confirmed a small group of officers being “taken to activity” by the rioters, who tore down fencing and used it to assail the withdrawing policemen.
Paris – Un petit groupe de policiers se fait prendre à partie par des manifestants.#giletsjaune #antifa #PasseSanitaire #manif27novembre #Paris #Paname pic.twitter.com/DcWrEy6iGA
— Marc-Olivier Chataignier (@Marco_cgr) November 27, 2021
Footage from earlier within the afternoon exhibits rioters dismantling barricades and setting off flares, which apparently marked the purpose at which the demonstration turned violent. Police responded by firing tear fuel into the gang. It’s unclear how many individuals, if any, had been arrested.
🔻DIRECT INFO🔺 Paris : premiers incidents lors de la manifestation contre le racisme et les violences d'état.#Parisantifas #Antifas pic.twitter.com/Hg2XvL7WuN
— HORS-ZONE PRESS (@HZ_Press) November 27, 2021
PARIS – Incidents en cours durant une manifestation contre l’extrême droite. Lacrymogène et projectiles. pic.twitter.com/Wl7lGndiO6
— Clément Lanot (@ClementLanot) November 27, 2021
Related scenes performed out in Marseille on Friday, the place Antifa turned out to protest the arrival of Eric Zemmour, a right-wing commentator and certain presidential candidate. Zemmour has described Marseille as “a metropolis submerged by immigration and partly Islamized.”
MARSEILLE – Plusieurs centaines de personnes manifestent actuellement contre la venue d’Éric Zemmour.
Fumigène, tirs de mortiers et banderoles renforcées.
« Marseille déteste les fascistes ! » pic.twitter.com/6uppVI5UQN
— Clément Lanot (@ClementLanot) November 26, 2021
Saturday’s protest performed out towards the backdrop of wider demonstrations towards the federal government’s Covid-19 restrictions and the strict French well being go system – which would require all adults to have acquired vaccine booster doses by mid-January to enter bars and eating places and to make use of public transportation. Face masks turned obligatory on Friday for all indoor settings whatever the wearer’s vaccination standing, and are required even in outside Christmas markets.
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