Policeman engulfed in flames triggers fury against French protesters (PHOTO)
The photo of a torched policeman covered in flames, after molotov cocktails were thrown during the violent demonstration, ignited condemnation on Twitter and raised concern over protester’s attitudes toward law enforcers.
Translation: “They’re only doing their job! Shame on the man or woman who threw this incendiary bomb!”
@s_jourdain il est vraiment urgent de remettre de l'autorité et du respect à tous les niveaux. Cette image est inadmissible— B2 ▽ (@Baucarre) September 15, 2016
Translation: “It is truly urgent to recognize authority and respect at all levels. This image is not acceptable”.
@s_jourdain et on s'étonne de l'embrigadement des jeunes pour le terrorisme quand on voit qu'une simple manifestation génère cette violence— B2 ▽ (@Baucarre) September 15, 2016
Translation: “One is astonished at the indoctrination of youth into terrorism when one sees that a simple event generates this violence.”
Translation: “Attempted murder of a police officer. Will the laxity that has led us to this anarchic society continue?”
Translation: “Shameful! When they intervene at the time of assaults, you're glad that they exist! Shameful”.
It’s understood at least 30,000 people gathered in the French capital in response to the controversial labor reform legislation that allows employers to hire and fire people more easily, as well as negotiate working times with their staff directly.
Around 170,000 people participated in protests across the country on Thursday, CGT trade union representatives told AFP. However, according to estimates by the French authorities, 78,000 people took part in the walk-out.