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Police violence against gilets jaunes sparks broad backlash

Riot police using flashballs and rubber bullets in France have caused severe harm.

Now, a movement is growing to disarm them.

  • Oliver Haynes reports
  • New Internationalist

Since that now infamous Act 2 protest in Paris on the 24th of November in which the first riots erupted on the Champs Elysee, the gilets jaunes, or ‘yellow vests’, have been met by an increasingly heavy handed police response.

The 15th of December in Paris saw this reach an absurd peak when there were 2,200 protestors on the streets and over 8,000 police.

They were ubiquitous.

On the 15th they…

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