Five areas of Paris have been under attack for the past five nights over allegations that police raped an African Muslim male suspect during a drug raid. Masked men have been wilding in the streets, setting fire to cars, and attacking police, in areas where the rule of law seems not to apply.
UPDATE! The rape charge made by the suspect appears to be false as new evidence comes out. SOURCE
UK Express For the past 5 days, massive crowds angered by the “alleged” rape by police of a black African Muslim suspect by a Paris police officer, have been rioting in the streets, torching cars, and damaging businesses.
Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage. Now there are fears the fall-out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows.
French President Francois Hollande (above) at bedside of victim known as “Theo.”
In the wake of the alleged sodomization with a baton of a French citizen of African Muslim origin, known only as the 22-year-old ‘Theo‘, by a French police officer during a drug raid, violent protests have erupted all over the French capital’s suburbs near Bobigny, housing a majority immigrant population.
In the video below, the Muslim faces of the rioters are much clearer:
The French Government’s response to the latest outbreaks of violence is to put 2,600 cameras on police officers to record arrests, but the measure has done little to calm protesters.
Fears are rising that the allegations of police “brutality” could fuel more unrest in the rest of the country. Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to battle black and Arab Muslim rioters who have already caused millions of euros in damage.
“Several hundred violent and very mobile individuals” committed various “acts of violence and damage,” said the Paris police prefecture. In a statement it listed projectiles thrown against public buildings, four vehicles torched, two shops and a bus station damaged in one night alone.
Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque. Officers have been forced to fire live rounds of bullets after an ambulance was set on fire.
Meanwhile, a group calling itself Black Lives Matter France — an apparent offshoot of the US movement against police brutality — seized on the case and engaged in organizing protest rallies.