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Police conduct internal inquiry after protester is wounded

Yellow vest protesters chant as they are escorted by police after they blocked a toll lane during a yellow vest demonstration at the l'Étoile road toll lanes marking the one year anniversary of the yellow vest movement near Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019. Some protests have clashed with police as yellow vest protesters are marking a year of protests, seeking what they see as economic justice for the French people with changes in government policies. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
November 19, 2019 - 8:34 AM

Paris police are conducting an internal investigation after a video clip emerged of an apparent police projectile hitting an anti-government protester in the eye.

The explicit video shows what appears to be a tear gas grenade hitting the head of a protester and wounding him.

Paris police said Tuesday that they are referring the case to the Inspectorate General of the National Police, the IGPN, the body that investigates allegations of police misconduct.

Last Saturday, there were scuffles between Paris police and activists on the anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favouring the rich.

Police used tear gas as protesters tried to smash windows and enter a shopping mall.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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