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Viral videos show gang attack on French police officers

January 2, 2018 12:12 pm Categorised in:

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised punishment for those seen beating and kicking police officers in the head in a New Year?s Eve viral video.

Images from Champigny-sur-Marne, outside Paris, were posted on Snapchat and quickly caused outrage over relative impunity for the brutal attack.

An unidentified female officer and male police captain are seen in video clips, with the former on the ground as a crowd around her hits her on the head.

They had been called to a complaint for an overflowing New Year’s party, before a portion of the hundreds gathered ganged up on them.

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The officer, who received wounds to her face, and the captain, who received a broken nose, will each receive more than a week off work, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said.

Videos show people flipping over a car before more police reinforcements arrived and dispersed the crowd.

French police are searching for those involved in the beating of police officers captured in viral videos.

French police are searching for those involved in the beating of police officers captured in viral videos.

(BFMTV)

Some witnesses said that the captain at one point pulled out his gun but did not fire it, Le Figaro reported.

Macron condemned the “cowardly and criminal lynching of police officers doing their duty” and said that those involved would be “found and punished.”

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BFMTV reported Tuesday morning that two people had been arrested, but for throwing objects rather than the attack on the officers.

The station added that both officers were released from the hospital Monday afternoon.

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