Saturday, 17 July 2010
Nice - police violently charge firemens' demo, 5 wounded
On Friday morning, firemen were demonstrating in the central square of Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes, LCI reported.
Firemen have been protesting since mid-June against the pension reform that does not take into account, they say, the arduous nature of their work.
During this event clashes occurred between police and firemen. Result: two firemen and three police were wounded.
The police have arrested five firemen, including Andre Goretti, the president of the Autonomous Federation of Firemen. One of the injured firefighters was hospitalized.
According to firemen at the scene after the incident, the police violently charged the demonstrators, numbering about 200, without being provoked. Some witnesses at the site confirmed the statements of the firefighters: "They(the policemen, ed) were seven around him (a fireman, ed.) They kicked him in the head when he was down. "
Posted by sysiphus at 10:25