Black street vendors beat up Paris police who try to confiscate mini Eiffel towers (VIDEO)

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A video released on YouTube shows several black vendors fiercely attacking officers in central Paris. Police were attempting to detain the vendors and confiscate the miniature Eiffel Towers, which the men were allegedly selling illegally, when the men fought back.

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The incident occurred in the Tuileries Garden, a famous tourist destination in the center of Paris, near the Louvre art gallery.

The video shows several black vendors with bags, allegedly with mini Eiffel Towers trinkets inside, attacking at least four police officers.

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One policeman is seen being punched by at least five vendors, who put him on the ground, while another officer uses either pepper spray or tear gas on the attackers. One of the vendors attempted to kick another officer, aiming at his head.

One of the policemen is trying to confiscate the bag of one of the vendors but the men are not giving up. Finally, all the attackers but one leave the scene of the incident with their wares, shouting at the police.