France in Flames after Brutal Assault of Black Citizen

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By Amy Lukau

The city of Paris is finding itself in a state of chaos since news broke of a black man assaulted by French police two weeks ago.

Recounting the incident, Théo, a 22-year-old man said he left his house Thursday and found himself in the middle of a police identity check. These check are used to target drug dealers.

What proceeded was not a standard routine check, Théo’s pants were pulled down and he was sexually assaulted with a truncheon. He was repeatedly beaten on the head and around his genital area; the police also sprayed tear gas around his head and mouth.

Since that time he has undergone emergency surgery for his injuries and has been declared unfit for work for 60 days. Théo is still being hospitalized.

The four police officers involved have all been suspended and an investigation is underway. One has been placed under formal investigation for suspected rape and three others for unnecessary use of force. All deny wrongdoing.

French police are often accused of using excessive force especially against black and minority ethnic suspects.french minister

Photo: French President Francois Hollande visiting Théo in hospital.

Protests have since erupted in Paris with property being destroyed and roads being blocked, prompting Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the education minister to appeal for calm, saying: “Young people’s emotion over the Théo affair is understandable, but we must let justice take its course.” Violence is “unacceptable.”

However, the movement is being sustained across the country, with school protests continuing to happen in a move of solidarity.

“The climate in France is becoming more and more worrying,” Independent Counter-Struggle Movement, a youth group that organized the protest on Facebook, said in a statement. “A great mobilization of youth is more than necessary to counter the security and racist climate.”

7 thoughts on “France in Flames after Brutal Assault of Black Citizen

  1. James H McWright says:

    fuck outta here with that violence is unacceptable

  2. samuel says:

    This young men must get Justice “By All Means Necessary”
    It’s pretty ironic how the police and the government states that violence is not acceptable after they commit violence!! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander..

    1. JohnDoe says:

      Violence should be met with violence. It’s an equalizing in this situation.

      1. JohnDoe says:

        *equalizer* in this situation.

      2. Leigh says:

        Interesting comment.

  3. Look at that cracker next to his bed. Waiting for LaTrina to leave so he can tap dat ass.

  4. King Joffe says:

    These white bastards claim everybody else is violent. These fools need to be dealt with. This shit pisses me off man. They do this to a young brother. See whites are got damn cowards. They have to either jump a Black man or use a weapon of some sort. Never barehanded or by themselves. Fucking cowards.

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