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Yellow-West protests: prosecutors investigate suicide calls

2019-04-21T20:03:34.718Z

In the recent Yellow West protests, demonstrators have called on the security forces in chants to commit suicide - now determined by the judiciary. In Paris alone, there were more than 200 arrests on the weekend.



Following the suicide calls for police officers at the Yellow West demonstration in Paris, the French judiciary has now opened investigations. As the prosecutors in the French capital declared on Sunday, the demonstrators are accused of "collective insult to public officials".

On Saturday participants of the protests had the security forces with "kill you! Kill you!" - chants calling for suicide - and thus triggered public outrage. Since the beginning of the year, there have been a number of suicides among police officers.

In addition to the largest French police union, which spoke of a "climax of hatred" on police, French politicians were horrified. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted that those affected should be ashamed.

Honte à ceux qui se sont livrés à une telle ignominie!
Soutien total à nos forces mobilisées, et à leurs familles.
L'immense majorité des Français sait ce qu'elle leur doit.https: //t.co/B8HZYV96NQ

- Christophe Castaner (@CCastaner) 20 April 2019

Renewed riots

More riots had been reported during the first Yellow West protests since the fire of Notre Dame, and more than 200 people were arrested. Some demonstrators are said to have annoyed at the announced donations, which came together in a short time for the Weideraufbau the cathedral.

For five months, people have been demonstrating for more social justice and lower taxes. On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron wants to present his reform plans, which he developed under pressure from ongoing demonstrations.

Source: spiegel

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