Entertainment Producer beaten up: Michel Zecler also beaten in the street by the police, according to a new video

01:25  28 november  2020
01:25  28 november  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

Protests over security bill take place across France

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Video footage allegedly showed several police officers attacking and racially abusing Black music producer Michel at his Paris studio. Surveillance cameras inside showed how the officers followed Michel inside and beat him in the entrance area for several minutes.

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A new video broadcast by Loopsider shows that Michel Zecler was also beaten up in the street while he was held down by several police officers.

  Producteur tabassé : Michel Zecler aussi frappé dans la rue par les policiers, selon une nouvelle vidéo © Screenshot Loopsider

Michel Zecler, a black music producer whose switch to tobacco filmed on Saturday in a studio in the 17th arrondissement of Paris caused a scandal, was also beaten up in the street by the police, according to a new video released on Friday. This new video, released by the site Loopsider, already author of the first revelations Thursday with a video seen more than 14 million times, was filmed by a neighbor located high up. The scene takes place in the street, after the first violent sequence in the music studio. A group of police officers intimate the order to leave the studio to Michel Zecler, by familiarity with him. After throwing a tear gas grenade into the studio, the police forcefully pull him out and bring him to the ground.

Producer beaten up in Paris: The four police officers presented to justice

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Three French police officers have been suspended after a video emerged of them beating up a President Emmanuel Macron said he was “very shocked" by the images, according to French news Arriving at the police station on Thursday with his lawyer to launch a complaint, Michel told the press

Video of the three officers beating the music producer at his studio has caused an outcry in France. The security camera video was published on Thursday by the online news site Loopsider. The government argues that the new bill does not jeopardise the rights of the media and ordinary citizens

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The producer, who can be heard screaming, is repeatedly beaten by at least one plainclothes policeman, surrounded by 'half a dozen police officers. “He's on his knees and (the policeman) punches him about seven times in the face. After (the police officer) got up, he hit so hard that he had pain in his hand, ”testifies the neighbor in the video. "But (this policeman) must have understood at one point that he had done too much ... because he put his hood on his own," adds the neighbor.

Video: Paris: Michel, hit by police under the eye of a camera (Dailymotion)

Other people are violently taken from the music studio by police. “Sir, I did nothing, I swear to you that I did nothing”, “you hit me, I did nothing at all”, we hear.

L'Élysée called Michel Zecler, the music producer beaten up in Paris

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The overwhelming majority of protesters were peaceful throughout the day but sadly minor scuffles broke out near Downing Street afternoon, with some of the

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 spectrum, from top politicians to football stars. French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "very shocked" by these images.

Police custody

Four police officers were placed in custody on Friday afternoon in the premises of the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN). Three of them, at the heart of the scene which caused a scandal, are notably heard for "willful violence, in meetings, with weapons and of a racist nature" and "forgery in public writing", according to the Paris prosecutor's office which opened an investigation Tuesday. "I was told 'dirty nigger' several times and punching me," denounced the victim who filed a complaint.

The four officials have been suspended from their duties since Thursday. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday evening that he would demand their "dismissal", "as soon as the facts are established by justice".

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