On Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at approximately 9:30 PM, two vehicles of thePolice Nationale stopped at the Indigné-e-s camp in Nantes, to make ID checks. What ensued was the arrest of two Indignés, along with acts of violence and gassing of several persons, including children, by the peace officers.
Here are the links to the live-stream video, which speaks for itself:
Officers made a cursory ID check on one of our comrades, then began handcuffing him.
Our cameraman was also arrested for refusing to comply with officers’ requests to move away and stop recording the incident.
Our two comrades were then taken to the Waldeck Rousseau police station. The cell phone was still recording!… The cameraman was quickly released.
The news quickly spread over the social networks, and around ten people met in front of the police station.
Since the number of people was not sufficient, we were unable to get information on our comrade’s situation or obtain his release; he spent the night in custody and was released in the morning. He is now summoned to appear before the criminal court of Nantes on 8 October 2012 for “rebellion and fomenting rebellion” (meaning his having called for people to support him).
The summons cites the following articles of the Criminal Code:
433-6; 433-7 par.1; 433-22
A call for support will be issued so that we can accompany our comrade at his court appearance on 08 October 2012.
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