The above video is dated May 1, 2018
Before the Yellow Vests, the planned attack
Under Nicolas Sarkozy, there was already the promotion of violent police officers such as Didier Andrieux for example.
He had already been reported by his police colleagues: https://actu.orange.fr/france/toulon-les-anciens-collegues-du-policier-mis-en-cause-avait-signale-son-comportement-a-leur-hierarchie-magic-CNT000001bNILt.html
The Parisian reports: “After several group meetings or command meetings, we noticed behavioural problems on the part of our department head. On December 20, 2007, a dozen police officers from the Groupe d’intervention de la police nationale (GIPN) in Marseille, including the second in the service, used an “information report” to denounce the abuses of their boss.
… Didier Andrieux was promoted to Commander and received the Legion of Honour while his colleagues were transferred to the brigade of their choice to buy their silence, despite his dismissal and his sanction “the most serious ever pronounced against a chargé de mission working at the Elysée”. “This is an injustice. We were humiliated, sacrificed while Didier Andrieux, thanks to his networks and his interpersonal skills, came out from above,” explains the former police officer who is now retired: http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/le-lourd-passe-du-policier-violent-de-toulon-08-01-2019-7983759.php#xtor=AD-1481423553
This phenomenon has intensified since the election of Emmanuel Macron, who promotes, gets elected as a member of Parliament and is surrounded by violent agents: https://www.valeursactuelles.com/politique/incontrolables-violents-intouchables-les-7-racailles-de-lelysee-97470
In this video by Le Monde, you can see a civilian, Alexandre Benalla, engaging in gratuitous violence while police officers push away passers-by to leave the field clear for him. This happened on May 1, 2018, during a demonstration of exemplary pacifism and well before the protests, demands and demonstrations of the population and then the Yellow Vests:
The latest video shows that police commander Didier Andrieux started again on January 5, 2019 in Toulon during a yellow vest parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr7jyAtryQ4
Those who only claim to react to the demonstrators had prepared the chain of violence long before.
Didier Andrieux and Alexandre Benalla are far from being the only ones in this situation. The police systematically promoted the most violent and unethical people long before the start of the Yellow Vests’ actions.
It is clear that it was the Elysée that orchestrated the violence. There is even an extremely violent member of Parliament. Le Figaro: http://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/le-scan/2017/09/13/25001-20170913ARTFIG00092-boris-faure-temoigne-m-jid-el-guerrab-aurait-pu-tuer-il-reste-depute.php
Since the outbreak of the Yellow Vests movement, images of police officers attacking non-aggressive people who do not even have the care to defend themselves have been spreading on the Internet. Those who accuse the Yellow Vests will find few examples to illustrate their point.
So yes, the movement is pacifist. But when you are attacked like this, it is normal to defend yourself!
Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible will make a violent revolution inevitable.
Some images of the unacceptable behaviour of some police officers: https://streamable.com/v4bi0
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Proof that we know not to fight when the force is illegitimate: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173442250610/la-preuve-quon-sait-ne-pas-se-battre-quand-la
Petition to the UN in accordance with the sustainable development objective n°16 “peace, justice and strong institutions” (https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/fr/ …), for the Popular Initiative Referendum: sign here: http://chng.it/TXCknMhm and forward it to your friends.
4600 exhausted police officers: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180712877670/only-4600-exhausted-police-officers-to-supervise
SOS Democracy, Police, Army: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180987778985/police-armée-manif-des-policiers-je-suis-gilet
L’ONU interdit à la France l’usage des grenades et lanceurs de balles car cette violence d’Etat dissuade les gens de manifester pacifiquement.
Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News