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French protesters slam police brutality

Press TV – January 8, 2012

Hundreds of French people have taken to the streets in the city of Clermont-Ferrand to denounce the police’s heavy-handed tactics against residents.

Over five hundred people attended the silent march on Saturday to show their support for Wissam El-Yamini, a thirty year old man who went into coma following his arrest on New Year’s Eve.

Scores of young residents also staged a sit-in protest outside the city’s police station, holding a banner that said “No one above law, stop burr, we are all with you Wissam”.

Wissam was violently arrested on the night of December 31 by two officers near a shopping center in the district of Gauthière.

According to the local police, Wissam went into coma after having a heart attack while he was being transported to the police station.

The incident has provoked violent riots across Clermont-Ferrand. During the last two nights, angry protesters set fire to more than thirty vehicles across the city.

January 8, 2012 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Solidarity and Activism, Subjugation - Torture

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