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World Producer beaten: Macron denounces images that "make us ashamed" and asks for "an" exemplary "police

01:20  28 november  2020
01:20  28 november  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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French President Emmanuel Macron has described the beating of a black music producer by French police officers as an "unacceptable attack." Michel Zecler was trying to enter his studio when the incident was caught on camera. Watch video 02:11.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "very shocked" by these images . FRANCE 24's Marc Perelmann tells us more. Pressure on the French government and police leadership intensified Friday after the police beating of a black music producer in Paris sparked outrage across the

Dans un long message publié sur les réseaux sociaux, Emmanuel Macron a réagi à la vidéo d'un producteur noir tabassé par des policiers à Paris. Ces images © AFP In a long message published on social networks, Emmanuel Macron reacted to the video of a black producer beaten up by police in Paris. These images "make us ashamed", declared the president, who called for "an exemplary police force".

Emmanuel Macron denounced Friday "the unacceptable aggression" of the black producer Michel Zecler by police officers , "images which make us ashamed" and asked the government to "quickly make proposals" to "fight more effectively against all forms of discrimination."

"France must never allow hatred or racism to flourish", a he said in a statement on social networks, calling for “an exemplary police force with the French” but also “exemplary French people with the police.”

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French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "very shocked" by these images . FRANCE 24's Marc Perelmann tells us more. Pressure on the French government and police leadership intensified Friday after the police beating of a black music producer in Paris sparked outrage across the

The images that we have all seen of the aggression by Michel Zecler are unacceptable es. They shame us. France must never resolve to violence or brutality, wherever it comes from. France must never allow hatred or racism to flourish.

- Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 27, 2020 "Those who enforce the law must obey the law"

"Those who enforce the law must obey the law. I will never accept gratuitous violence from a few -some taint the professionalism of women and men who courageously ensure our protection on a daily basis ", he insists. "I ask the government to quickly make proposals to me to reaffirm the bond of trust that must naturally exist between the French and those who protect them and to fight more effectively against all forms of discrimination", continues the Head of State, who intervenes for the first time in this file.

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image captionMusic producer Michel Zecler spoke to reporters outside the National Police General Inspectorate in Paris. President Emmanuel Macron is "very shocked" at footage of three police officers beating up a black music producer in Paris, French media report.

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He adds that he is the "guarantor" of freedoms, in particular freedom of expression and of the press. "I will never accept that these freedoms can be denied," he said, amid the controversy over article 24, which seeks to punish the malicious dissemination of images of police officers in operation.

"No gratuitous and arbitrary violence"

The Head of State also emphasizes wanting to defend the freedom to demonstrate. "Every citizen must be able to express their convictions and demands free from all violence and pressure." "France is a country of order and freedom, no gratuitous and arbitrary violence," the president continues.

We must "lead with determination, calm and respect the debates which are today those of our society. Neither the invective, nor the reproach, nor the manipulations can contribute to it", he concludes by calling for "the concord ". The Head of State received Thursday the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin to ask him to take clear sanctions against the police officers who hit the producer.

Emmanuel Macron "very shocked" by the video of the music producer beaten by the police .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The President of the Republic reacted behind the scenes to the beating of Michel, a music producer , by three police officers Saturday, November 21 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. According to information from Europe 1 and BFMTV , Emmanuel Macron, angry, said he was "very shocked" after seeing the video and directly called the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin before discussing face-to-face.

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