African Babies And Mothers Brutally Dragged Through The Streets Of France By French Police During Non-Violent Housing Protest…Babies Dragged By Their Feet?!?!?WHY?…
Around the world, when an armed and dangerous criminal takes a hostage, and holds a gun to their head, or a knife to their throat, police generally show restraint, and a stand-off occurs.
The restraint is based on the fact that if the cops start shooting at the perpetrator, then it is highly probable that the hostage could be harmed,if not killed,during the police action,so that is generally avoided,in most countries, around the world.
In the US, the Waco siege was a good example of the type of restraint I am talking about.The ATF held back attacking the Waco compound because there were women and children present inside the facility, that could become the victims of a bullet from the ATF.
Ultimately,when they did storm Waco,the women and children inside the compound were killed by the government, and they still have not lived that one down.
During the Civil rights battles of the 1960′s,when children were brutally attacked by the police with dogs and fire hoses broadcast internationally on television, the world watched, and the world was appalled by the actions of the United States, and that helped usher in change throughout our nation.
Recently in France, African Immigrants who had been living in tents since being evicted from their public housing facilities which has been targeted for demolition, gathered to protest their evictions in from of their former housing, with their children, in order to bring attention to their plight.
Their motivation to protest peacefully is their right in most democracies.
The tape of the protest shows the multi-cultural police force abusing the protesters-women and babies,and opting to use excessive force on the babies and women,in a stunning public display of police misjudgment, and police brutality.
The footage shows a screaming woman with a baby wrapped to her back being dragged along the pavement. Another scene shows a pregnant woman lying on her back on the street.
According to France 24 the footage was recorded on July 21 by an observer from the Droit au Logement (Right to Housing) association and uploaded on the internet by French news site Mediapart and broadcast by CNN on Tuesday.(NY TIMES)
Most of the immigrants are from the Ivory Coast. Some of them had been living in France for ten years and were not illegal immigrants…they are legal French citizens!!!
The group of 60 people had been living in the streets since being evicted from their council homes earlier this month.
The protestors were not satisfied with the temporary housing solutions that the government had presented to them, and were looking for a longer term solution for their friends and families.
Here is a link to a non-biased report on the incident from both sides of the debate.It also presents the governments point-of- view without accusing anyone of brutality or racism,and you should notice that some of the police are Africans as well(LINK)
I say it is brutality, and all manner of restraint should have been performed to NOT bring harm to these women and children.
I know that in America, the moment we see black people, there is a rush to blame the victim’s for their brutality, or simply shrug it off, because the racist here tend to believe we deserve to be beat down,especially our women and children.
The reaction to this video is interesting, and may be divided based on race.
As a human, I hate to see any baby brutalized like this by anyone,let alone a public official.Those that hate black humans, will delight in this scene…because people here are free to hate other races,and voice their hatred for other races without the fear of any physical or legal ramifications.
Let us not forget that our nation was built on the blood of civil protest by all races of people,and we will continue to do so.
How do you feel about police dragging babies through the street? For the record, I am appalled and utterly disgusted by this!
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