French President Demands 'Firm Punishment' For Officers Seen Attacking Black Music Producer
The officers allegedly lied before realizing they were caught on camera.
November 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron has held internal conversations with his interior minister and demanded "firm punishment" against the officers who attacked a Black music producer in Paris on Saturday.
According to The Guardian, a witness said Macron was shocked when he saw a video of four officers attacking Michel Zecler in his studio. The source also said the president had "seen red" after viewing the footage on social media, Europe 1 reported.
“The president was very shocked and immediately called his interior minister,” the witness told Europe 1.
The 13-minute video, published by Loopsider, shows the officers beating Zecler as he enters his studio, allegedly attacking him for not wearing a mask, according to BBC News.
DOCUMENT: la séquence intégrale des 13 minutes de l'agression policière contre un producteur de musique parisien. Attention: images difficiles de violences et d'insultes racistes. pic.twitter.com/37EbfgID2T— Loopsider (@Loopsidernews) November 26, 2020