Police Violently Pepper Spray Disabled Yellow Vest as Protests hit 16th Week
Man in wheelchair asks police for his glasses back but gets violent response
Footage of French police firing pepper spray at a disabled Yellow Vest protester has surfaced as the gilet Jaunes protests reach their sixteenth week.
The upsetting footage, which was taken during the demonstrations in Toulouse on Saturday, shows the disabled man approaching police officer asking for his glasses back.
The officer turns and responds by firing pepper at close range into the eyes of the disabled man.
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But the Yellow Vest protester was pleading to have his glasses returned from the officer who walks away from him, witnesses alleged.
Photos of the man with weeping red eyes emerged on social media following the attack.
The incident is one of many clashes between police and Yellow Vest protesters as the demonstrations reach their 16th weekend in a row.
In January, Yellow Vest activist known for his role in organizing protests was "handicapped for life" after he was hit with a rubber police bullet in his eye.
Jerome Rodrigues was injured following clashes with police in Paris during protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his globalist policies.
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Rodrigues' lawyer fears the activist will be "handicapped for life" following his injuries.
The 40-year-old construction worker and Yellow Vest activist were placed in an artificial coma overnight following an incident at the Bastille monument in central Paris.
Another incident in January was when a Yellow Vest fireman was shot in the back of the head by French police causing severe brain injuries from the impact.
Olivier Beziade, father-of-three children, was shot from behind by a police officer using a controversial flash ball gun.
Beziade can be seen wearing a high-visibility jacket synonymous with the Yellow Vests, as he lies motionless on the floor.
Videos across social media show Beziade being treated by medics as he lays on the floor covered in blood.