Posted on June 17, 2020

At Least 24 Arrested as Antifa Militants Attack French Police During Health Worker Demonstration

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 17, 2020

At least 24 people were arrested on Tuesday after black bloc Antifa militants clashed with police, attacking officers in Paris. {snip}

The demonstrations were attended by around 18,000 people in Paris, according to police. At least 220 more protests were planned across the country. While many of the protesters were healthcare professionals, others held Blacks Lives Matter signs stating: “I Can’t Breathe.”

On the edges of the protest, a few hundred Antifa black bloc militants used the demonstration as an excuse to attack police. {snip}

According to a report from newspaper Le Parisien, the Antifa extremists overturned a car and attacked a bus during their rioting. Police were forced to respond by deploying tear gas.

Video footage has also emerged on social media showing Antifa members attacking police and raining down a large number of projectiles upon them.

“France is watching in complete disbelief as violence spreads daily throughout the country. Today in Paris, Antifas destroyed the Invalides area in ultra-violent riots against the police,” National Rally MEP Jerome Riviere said.