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France: violent clashes between the police and anti-sanitary pass protesters in Paris


AA / Paris / Fatih KARAKAYA

Violent clashes broke out on Saturday in Paris between the police and anti-health pass protesters.

Indeed, according to several videos disseminated by independent journalists as well as citizens on social networks and consulted by the Anadolu Agency, dozens of members of the security forces intervene in the Châtelet-les-Halles metro station. , as well as in the Westfield shopping center on the sidelines of the protests against the health pass after several unvaccinated people entered the store.

The police then tried to arrest and disperse with batons these unvaccinated people who no longer have the right to enter public places.

But according to journalist Clément Lanot, who posted several videos on his Twitter account, the BRAV-M (Brigades for the repression of violent motorized actions) was “forced to leave the shopping center under the pressure of sanitary passes” , Indeed, in this video we see citizens pushing members of the police towards the escalator of the exit.

PARIS – The BRAVM is forced to leave the shopping center under the pressure of the antis #Health Pass. They are followed up to the escalators. Current tensions. # Demonstrations4september # manifestation4september https://t.co/oGBXZpsw01 pic.twitter.com/ZHC0Wrn9ea

– Clement Lanot (@ClementLanot) September 4, 2021

A woman arrested by 6 police officers

In another video filmed and shared by journalist Amar Taoualit, dating from the same day and same place, we see dozens of members of the security forces running behind a woman before 6 of them beat her with baton and slam her violently to the ground.

Afterwards, we can also see one of the police officers attacking the journalist who is filming the scene. But the policeman prevents filming and we do not know the rest.

The Brav M intervenes in the Westfield shopping center and in the subway to disperse the protesters #AntiPassSanitary . Several arrests. # manifestation4september #Paris pic.twitter.com/NGJlfGNsL5

– Amar Taoualit (@TaoualitAmar) September 4, 2021

According to French media, three people were arrested for violence and insulting the police. According to the police, just over 141,000 demonstrators took to the streets this Saturday across France to shout their opposition to the health pass for the 8th week in a row.

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