On Monday, May 2, police took three illegal migrants into police custody after violently assaulting several police officers at Porte de Clignancourt (Metro Station) in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
While on patrol, officers noticed migrants lit fires under a bridge where they had lived for almost a month. Officers immediately asked the illegals to put out the fires to prevent them from spreading to nearby tents. But the migrants refused, throwing various objects at the police. A violent altercation ensued, during which a policewoman received several blows to the face. Captured by passers-by, the attacks were quickly posted on social media networks.
“Wearing the uniform no longer inspires respect; it’s even quite the opposite. Today we face thugs who no longer have any limits. Most of the time, these are individuals we know very well for having arrested them countless times and do not care about the authority,” says indignant Matthieu Valet, the Independent Union of Commissioners spokesperson.