Sad that lessons are never learnt by the thick-headed elite and their puppets the politicians they install to positions of power. Forever wars, killing, dropping bombs, tear-gassing, droning, regime-changing and whatnot of Muslim nations have given rise to more violence and hatred from those beleaguered countries. Violence begets violence. Hate begets hate. France, by authorizing its police force to use "flashballs", teargas and other chemical gasses on the protestors has, IMO, made a major mistake. The protestors will now have revenge on their minds. This situation is bound to get worse and it's anyone's guess where it can lead.
78/ Meet Vanessa a women who was hit with a #flashball on the #ChampsElysees in #Paris on December the 15th pic.twitter.com/EsKR8HFjPJ— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) January 22, 2019
Here's what one of the English language outlets in France The Local reported:
The "yellow vest" protests that erupted last year over fuel taxes have broadened into weekly demonstrations across France against President Emmanuel Macron, sometimes spiralling into violent clashes with police.
The "Disarm" collective, a local group that campaigns against police violence, has documented 98 cases of serious injuries since the first nationwide protests on November 17, including 15 cases of people losing an eye.
The left-wing Liberation daily counted 77 people with serious head injuries, 71 caused by rubber bullets and others by stun grenades.
In one incident that caused widespread outrage, a volunteer fireman and father of three suffered a stroke on January 10th after being hit in the head in Bordeaux, apparently by a rubber bullet.
Video footage of the incident, which was widely shared on social media, showed an officer firing at a group of retreating protesters, his rifle aimed at head level.
The footage then showed Olivier Beziade lying face down on the ground a few metres away, his back to the police. A rubber bullet was found at his feet.
"He was less than 10 metres away and they shot him in the head, there is no way that can be a mistake," his wife Cindy told AFP.
In #Montpellier #France over the weekend, this new weapon has appeared which has been used by #French police against #GiletsJaunes demonstrators. From these shells escape a gas that produces nausea and sometimes blood in the mouth. Research revealed that it is not tear gas! pic.twitter.com/GEdRhuYSZK— Robert🇮🇹🇺🇸Kearney (@Robkearney1981) January 22, 2019