"Yellow vests" in Bordeaux on May 25, 2019. - AFP

Saturday, on the sidelines of the Bordeaux demonstration of yellow vests, 29 people were placed in police custody. One of the arrests was filmed by the independent media AB7 Média and shows a young man grabbed and beaten by the police, before finding himself stranded on the ground.

Violent arrest of the BAC # Bordeaux #VestsJaunes # Acte65 #ViolencesPolicieres pic.twitter.com/oaoKu6tIt3

- AB7 Media (@ Ab7Media) February 8, 2020

The departmental direction of public security of Gironde confirms the explanation of the information and communication service of the national police (Sicop) which describes a "regulatory inquiry" in particular to our colleagues from Liberation . The man in the green cap was reportedly spotted by helicopter earlier today, throwing projectiles at the police. Feeling wanted by the police, he tried to mix with the travelers from Saint-Jean station. It was at this time that his arrest took place.

At the end of the video, we see another man, who is clearly looking for a friend, being violently pushed back by the police. Sicop simply explains that "a classic perimeter" is established during an inquiry.


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