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Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides


Added 04-21-19 02:11:02pm EST - “PARIS (AP) ?" With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.

Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding more help for France's beleaguered workers, retirees and students.

On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in Paris shouting "Kill yourselves!" at police firing tear gas and rubber projectiles and charging the crowd to contain the violence at the 23rd weekend of yellow vest demonstrations .

Police unions denounced the protesters' call as an unacceptable insult to the officers who have killed themselves and their suffering families. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner called it a "disgrace" and pledged his support for police and their loved ones, who have been under extra strain as the yellow vest protests have sometimes turned quite violent.

The Paris prosecutor's office said an investigation was opened Sunday to find those who might be prosecuted for "group offense toward a person exercising public authority."

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