HUNDREDS of French police officers took to the streets of Paris in protest at the rise in anti-cop hatred following the savage attack on two of their colleagues on New Year’s Eve.
The shocking video footage of an unnamed female police officer and her boss being savagely beaten up by a gang of violent revellers in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne in the early hours of Monday sparked a torrent of outrage after it was posted online by one of the alleged thugs.
Two officers arrived at a house in the Paris suburb following reports of widespread disorder outside the address, where a New Year’s Eve party was taking place.
Both suffered a concussion and numerous injuries, including a broken nose, but are expected to make a full recovery.
The French government was quick to condemn the attack: president Emmanuel Macronpromised to “find and punish” those behind the “cowardly and criminal lynching,” while interior minister Gérard Collomb said that an attack on the country’s security forces was an “attack on the French Republic”.
French Car Burning Continues to Rise as Experts Insist the Acts of Arson Are ‘Playful’, Not Political
Car burnings have become a tradition across France over New Year’s with the latest figures showing an increase in arson, but some experts claim the motive behind the attacks is simple boredom.
Approximately 1,031 vehicles were set on fire on the night of December 31st and the early hours of the morning of January 1st, up from last year’s 935. The arson attacks have remained a constant feature over New Year’s, Bastille Day celebrations in the summer, and during incidents of civil unrest.
This is the new “normal” for France.
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Horrific New Year’s Day assault on a female police officer in Paris was filmed by her attackers as they kicked her around like a rag doll
- Thugs film their brutal attack on a female police officer in Paris suburb
- The officer, who has not been named, was attacked along with duty captain
- Car they arrived in was also vandalised and thugs escaped into housing estate
- The footage of the savage attack on New Year’s Day has since gone viral
- President Emmanuel Macron promised to bring those responsible to justice