ALAIN JOCARD / AFP
A man in his forties, filmed degrading an SOS Médecins car during the demonstration against the pension reform, Tuesday March 7 in Paris, was sentenced this Friday March 11 to two years in prison, including a one-year suspended sentence, and a ban on coming to the capital for two years.
PENSION REFORM – The images had gone around social networks and provoked the indignation of the Minister of Health. A man in his forties, filmed degrading an SOS Médecins car during the demonstration against the pension reform, Tuesday March 7 in Paris, was sentenced this Friday March 10 to two years in prison, including a one-year suspended sentence, and a ban on coming to the capital for two years.
Judged in immediate appearance by the Paris Criminal Court, the man will have to carry out his sentence at home under an electronic bracelet. Living in the provinces, this man, who is on file S according to a source close to the case, was arrested on Tuesday at the end of the day and placed in police custody after several damages and throwing of projectiles against the police.
The continuous news channels had filmed him live breaking, with other people, the car of an SOS Doctors practitioner in intervention. The broadcast images show him all dressed in black grabbing a traffic sign before hitting the windshield of the vehicle, while another, also dressed in black, breaks the front window.
He is also suspected, according to a police source, of having set fire to barriers and of having twice thrown homemade bombs at the police, injuring a mobile policeman who filed a complaint.
A total of 47 people were arrested in Paris that day, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. 44 were placed in police custody, including 41 adults. Concerning adults, there were among other things 9 classifications without follow-up, about fifteen reminders to the law, and presentations to a judge.
Apart from the SOS Médecins vehicle, thirteen banks had been damaged or tagged on Tuesday in the capital, as well as twenty-five bus shelters, an insurance company, 14 building facades, a travel agency and the Port fire station. -Royal, detailed a police source.
The 6th day of action against the pension reform brought together 1.28 million demonstrators, including 81,000 in Paris, according to the Ministry of the Interior. The CGT has counted 3.5 million in France, including 700,000 in Paris.
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