The prosecutor of the Republic of Nancy said Tuesday to have seized the Inspectorate General of the National Police (IGPN) after the broadcast of a video showing a CRS striking with a baton a protester in Act 44 "yellow vests" Saturday in Nancy.
This video of a few seconds, widely broadcast on social networks, was shot Saturday late afternoon during the demonstration of "yellow vests" in a street in downtown Nancy, according to Republican Lorrain . She shows a man, alone in the middle of several policemen, facing a CRS who suddenly hit him with a truncheon on the face. The man then recedes precipitately, to rush into a building hall, followed by the CRS. The latter is wearing a helmet and is therefore difficult to identify on the images.
Degradations, three minor injuries and two arrests
According to Le Republicain Lorrain, it would be the commander of the CRS 30 of Metz, mobilized Saturday to supervise the demonstration of Nancy, rallying point that day of the "yellow vests" of the Great East region.
This act 44 "yellow vests" ended in Nancy by a few degradations, three minor injuries and two arrests, had indicated the prefecture. The police had also suffered several "throwing projectiles", according to the same source.
>> READ ALSO: Act 44 of the "yellow vests": 1,800 demonstrators in Nantes, 35 arrests
At the end of August, the General Inspectorate of Police (IGPN), the police of the police, had already been seized of 313 judicial inquiries "for suspicions of police violence" during demonstrations of "yellow vests".