French Police harassing and humiliating young students
No this not Isis and this was not filmed in the far east but just in France. Footage of school students being forced to kneel with their hands behind their heads by French riot police has sparked outrage on social media.
The students were demonstrating outside a school in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, which ended in clashes with police and more than 140 arrests.
Unacceptable behaviour of the French police
Students are angry at plans to reform the exam system, which they say will limit opportunity and breed inequality. It comes at France prepares for further violence from “yellow vest” protesters.
Police said that those arrested at the Saint-Exupery school were suspected of taking part in an “armed gathering”, adding that officers had wanted to break up a situation that was getting “out-of-control”, Le Monde newspaper reported.
However, Paris Communist councillor Clémentine Autain said the images of students forced to kneel in dirt while facing brick walls were “frightening”, “humiliating” and “unacceptable”.