Police in France use tear gas against train customers

Police in France use tear gas against train customers

MThis tear gas Paris police took action against train customers stranded in the Gare de l’Est on Sunday night. Paris Police Prefect Didier Lelemont confirmed that there was a crowd in front of the replacement buses. Law enforcement officers fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Several long-distance trains to Reims, Strasbourg and Metz were canceled on Saturday evening due to a severe storm. Many local trains could not run due to power failure. There were long queues in front of the changed buses. According to the police province, the mob did not respect the instructions to give priority to women and children. The Railway Police has received reinforcements from the Anti-Crime Brigade BAC from Paris.

Clement Lanot, a freelance journalist, filmed the chaos scenes. In the recording, a police officer can be heard shouting at a man: “People can be killed in the crowd.” A few seconds later, people waiting can be seen rubbing and rubbing their eyes. A voice calls out: “We need buses, not police (policemen)”. Journalist Lanot reported that from his vantage point, tear gas added to the chaos as people tried to clear the storm without direction. Stranded rail customers in the city of Meaux, 50 km from Paris and 80 km from Chateau-Thierry, were particularly affected. No alternative was offered to passengers from Champagne, Lorraine and Alsace.

“Nothing learned from the chaos in the Champions League final”

The Left opposition has expressed displeasure over the use of tear gas. “The brutality against people whose only fault is trying to board the bus is unacceptable,” said Julian Beau, national secretary of the Green Party EELV. Hare criticized that Chaos during the Champions League game in Paris Apparently nothing was learned. There, overwhelmed police fired tear gas at football fans and children. interior minister Gerald Darmin He later admitted to “disproportionate use of tear gas” before the Senate Judiciary Committee and ordered an internal investigation.

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He has yet to comment on the recent incident in Gare de l’Est. The Green candidate in Paris, Sandrine Rousseau, called for police to revise the rules of engagement. “The use of tear gas should be limited,” she said. “Again, the police prefect and the interior minister’s security doctrine mean injustice and disorder,” criticized deputy Green Party leader Sandra Regol. “It’s time to change the responsibilities.”

“Whatever the problem, the answer is tear gas,” said Daniel Obono, MP from the left-wing party La France Insoumes (LFI). “Whether you are a football fan, a railroad customer or a defender, you are sedated with tear gas,” lamented LFI MEP Manon Aubry. Human rights organization Amnesty International has documented the excessive use of tear gas by French police in a report. During the yellow vest protest, the police’s operating principle faced severe criticism. The investigation into the events surrounding the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Liverpool is still ongoing.

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