Around 50,000 "yellow vest" protesters took to the streets again on Saturday in cities around France to denounce the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron, leading to clashes in Paris, Bordeaux and Rouen. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.
With protesters from the "yellow vest" movement calling on social media for ninth weekend of protest on Saturday, Philippe said 80,000 police nationwide would be deployed to stave off another round of violent social action that began on November 17, 2018.
"Yellow vests, do not give up!"
One of the officers is then beaten by other protesters wearing yellow vests before he is rescued by fellow riot police in protective equipment and helmets. Arc de Triumph in the background. "It wasn't me who was attacked", he later said.
But the funds raised online, seen as a mark of support for Dettinger, infuriated ministers. "It's always us, the little ones, who pay".
Nicolas Tenzer, a political commentator, essayist and former top civil servant, said on French TV that the country faced an "insurrectionist movement driven by the extreme right and left", which has adopted violence as a natural element of its combat.
The tweet said: "Sir, you who punched a colleague on the ground, you have been identified". "And especially when you know he's a boxer. Never. And he did it".
Christophe Dettinger, known as "The Gypsy From Massy" during his days in the ring, turned himself in to police on Monday after videos emerged of him assaulting shield-carrying officers during the demonstrations on Saturday.
The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it "ran completely contrary to the values of our sport".
"We are going to get our bread back ..." It has announced punishments against those holding unsanctioned protests and is trying to push through a legislative bill that would ban masks from being worn at rallies.
Police unions warned that the fundraising legitimised violence against police.
Some confrontations took place in other cities around France, with tear gas fired in Bordeaux and in Rouen in Normandy.
The Ifop poll of 1,014 people was carried out on January 3-4, before the latest marches last Saturday when rioters torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze in Paris.