Black-clad rioters, reported as “anti-fascists” or Antifa, were caught on film overturning a car with with a disabled badge as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police now reach Paris and other parts of Europe.
The short clip show a group of rioters overturn a red hatchback with a blue disabled badge bumper sticker.
According to the tweet displaying the footage, the incident took place on Rue Fabert in Paris.
— Yazid Bouziar (@ybouziar) June 16, 2020
🇫🇷 FLASH – Des manifestants #Antifas renversent une #Smart sur le côté et la poussent sur quelques mètres en marge de la #manifestation des #soignants à #Paris, qui réclament de meilleures conditions de travail. (via @ybouziar) #hopital #HopitalPublic pic.twitter.com/6ZP0GVWXXc
— Conflits (@Conflits_FR) June 16, 2020
The Daily Mail reported that the riots begun as protests by healthcare workers demanding better work conditions following the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the protesters, speaking with The Daily Mail, said: “It appears that the main march was infiltrated by radicals who wanted to take on the police,’ said one of the protesters.
“They began throwing missiles at officers, who responded in a manner that was very heavy handed.”
Tear gas was used to quell tensions as fires were started in waste bins.
Last week, Paris saw some small scale rioting amid the global Black Lives Matter protests that resulted in violence in some areas.
Other parts of France have experienced ethnic gang warfare in the streets as tensions flared between conflicting groups.
National File previously reported on clashes in France between firefighters wearing “Joker” face paint with riot police.
Via National File:
According to The Daily Mail, the baton-wielding CRS (Republican Security Companies) were involved in clashes with firefighters protesting for better conditions and improved pension schemes.
An eyewitness reported, “The firefighters were very militant, and at one stage tried to push down police barriers.”
“The police responded with tear gas, and then went in with their batons. The fighting got very ugly.”
A bizarre incident was reported in France where a local philanthropist was reportedly bludgeoned to death in his sleep by an Afghan migrant he was housing.
National File reported:
The president of a pro-migrant association that delivered assistance to the homeless was found murdered at his home in Bretteville-en-Saire, east of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Manche), according to Actu.
Retired teacher and former director of Gonneville School, Jean Dussine, 63, was president of Itinérance, a group that helped vulnerable migrants.
Dussine was found dead this morning at his home, believed to be beaten with an iron rod as he slept.
Migrants, who Dussine was hosting, sounded the alarm when they found the educator’s dead body, according to Ouest France.
Since the brutal murder, a young twenty-year-old Afghan migrant, who Dussine had been housing, has been arrested and placed under local police custody.