France slammed for ‘excessive force’ against protestors

ER Editor: See this tweet from journalist Freddie Ponton, who sums it up nicely about the EU’s ‘progressive liberals’. A Belgian MP makes an impressive denunciation of the state-sanctioned violence in France:

Floating around on social media is the suspicion that not only are black blocs amping up the violence at these protests, but that some of them may be cops in disguise.

RT France picked up the story below (browsers will translate) concerning the denunciation by the European Council’s Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as this one where Amnesty International reminds the French govt that, under international law, it is not a crime to take part in a spontaneous, undeclared / unregistered demonstration. A reminder to France’s Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, who had said the contrary:

In this regard, the NGO deplores the fact that in France, the organizers of a demonstration must request authorization from the authorities between three and 15 days in advance and that if they do not comply with this obligation, they risk imprisonment or a fine. “It’s CONTRARY to international law,” protests Amnesty. “Peaceful protesters participating in undeclared gatherings are not committing any crime. They cannot therefore be arrested, contrary to what Gérald Darmanin declares. This point was recalled by the Court of Cassation in June 2022” …

Aside from the fact that we now know our countries are literally under a fascist system, run by elites who own the finance, pharma &etc. outfits, France is a pretty fascist-type place in the loose sense of the word.

Check out this short compilation of police violence in the tweeted video below:

Translation: Don’t say you didn’t know. #PoliceViolence They are crazy. This regime is a disgrace.


France slammed for ‘excessive force’ against protests

The violence must stop, said the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner


The French government has used disproportionate force against demonstrators protesting the pension reform, in violation of their freedom of assembly and expression, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said on Friday. (ER: see her two twitter accounts here and here)

Mijatovic described the circumstances of the pension protests as “concerning,” adding that “sporadic acts of violence by some demonstrators or other reprehensible acts committed by others during a demonstration cannot justify the excessive use of force by state agents.”

France slammed for ‘excessive force’ against protests


While some “violent incidents” have taken place, including against police, they are “not sufficient to deprive peaceful demonstrators from enjoying the right of freedom of assembly,” she said, adding that the French authorities have an obligation to protect peaceful protesters and journalists from both police violence and fringe demonstrators.

“While a state may have the authority to use force, in particular to restore order, such use must only take place as a last resort and in strict compliance with the conditions of necessity and proportionality,” said the commissioner. “Violence, wherever it comes from, can in no way be used as a means of resolving a social and/or political crisis.”

Mijatovic called on President Emmanuel Macron’s government to abide by the Commission’s recommendations from 2019, pertaining to the ‘Yellow Vests’ protests, as well as those issued by the French human rights commission earlier this week.

France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) said on Thursday that during the week-long protests, police had “kettled” peaceful demonstrators and summarily arrested them without cause. The fact that only nine of the 292 people arrested in Paris on March 16 were charged with any offenses suggests “excessive use of police custody” as a way of chilling legitimate protests, the CNCDH said.

Protests against pension reform drew more than a million people across France on Thursday. Bypassing the legislature, Macron had used executive privilege to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. Though trade unions and opposition parties denounced the measure, Macron has refused to budge.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Friday morning that almost 450 police officers and gendarmes had been injured and that rioters lit over 900 fires on the streets. He blamed “extreme left” groups and “black bloc” anarchists for the violence. (ER: See our introductory observation.)




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4 Comments on France slammed for ‘excessive force’ against protestors

  1. “When you decide to pour 400 billion into the army the day after a demonstration, it’s not because you are afraid of other countries, it’s because you fear your own country”.

    Silvano Trotta Officiel
    “Quand tu mets 400 milliards dans l’armée le lendemain d’une manifestation, c’est pas que t’as peur des autres pays, c’est que t’as peur du tien”
    22.2K viewsSilvano Trotta, Mar 26 at 11:13

  2. The French protest against the pension laws but not against the invasion by the Islamic Death Cult. Where do they think the money for their pensions went. More World-wide Leftist insanity. Koo-koo koo-koo koo-koo

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