French Police Caught Saying to ‘Shoot’ Yellow Vests, Tape Reveals
Official investigation launched after remarks made by officers
French Police in Toulouse who were caught on tape saying they wanted to “shoot” Yellow Vest protesters are now under official investigation, according to reports.
The footage surfaced from the 12th Yellow Vest protest on Saturday where protesters clashed with police for nearly 16 hours.
The recording was made in the police command room where officers monitored the protests, according to broadcaster France 3.
In the recording, several officers where heard making remarks with one male officer saying, “The f**kers! There’s one on the ground there,” and another commenting, “What a bunch of bastards!”
“We have to shoot!" shouts a female officer, while another replies, “When I tell you to, line up two or three rounds.”
The video was released on January 31st by the Vigi police union even though it was recorded on January 12th.
The union commented on the recording saying “the words of the policemen have exceeded their thoughts,” and that the officers reacted out of shock when watching the video.
The Haute-Garonne prefecture released a statement declaring an investigation had been launched:
“This scene of rare violence provoked the emotion of people watching these images live, resulting in offhand comments.
“The Departmental Directorate immediately opened an administrative investigation for breach of professional secrecy and concealment, so that all light is shed on these facts.”
Yellow Vest ‘Disabled for Life’ After Being Shot in the Head by Policehttps://t.co/TRIKrnH9FZ— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 28, 2019
The news comes after French police recently faced fierce criticism following horrific injuries of various Yellow Vest protestors.
Last week, a French Yellow Vest leader was "handicapped for life" after he was hit with a rubber police bullet in his eye, according to his attorney.
Jerome Rodrigues was injured following clashes with police in Paris during the 11th straight weekend of protest against President Emmanuel Macron globalist policies.
Rodrigues' lawyer fears the activist will be "handicapped for life" following his injuries.
One week before the above incident, a fireman yellow vest protestor was shot in the back of the head by police causing critical brain injuries.
Olivier Beziade, father-of-three children, was shot from behind by a police officer using a controversial flash ball gun.
Beziade can be seen lying motionless on the floor wearing a high visibility vest.