French Police Clash with Refugee After Clearing Thousands from Makeshift Camp in Paris

StoryfulPublished: June 28, 201712 views
Published: June 28, 2017

Dramatic video that surfaced on July 22 shows French riot police clashing with a refugee after clearing the makeshift camp in Paris where she had been living.More than 1,000 asylum seekers were evicted from the refugee camp, which was situated near the metro stations Jaurès and Colonel Fabien in the north of the French capital, Le Monde reported. Security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowds from the area, which was packed with hundreds of tents and mattresses.The footage shows police pushing and shouting at a woman in a hijab as she scrambles to find her identification. Journalist Ricardo Abdahllah said that he started filming after he saw the police kick a baby in a stroller several times. According to Abdahllah, the woman was trying to return to the camp to retrieve a few personal belongings.

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