As a result of misbehaviour, the police have arrested 153 adolescents in Mantes-la-Jolie. A video of the arrest made a lot of controversy !
As a result of misbehaviour, the police have arrested 153 adolescents in Mantes-la-Jolie. A video of the arrest made a lot of controversy ! The arrests, during which the high school students were made to kneel, hands behind the head. A scene worthy of a series as the “Narcos” or ” Orange is the New Black “. The videos also provoked the outrage of tweeters.
Revolution high school
It’s been several weeks that the thunders is heard in the streets with the yellow vests. The students have also started to manifest for other reasons than the rise in the price of fuel. But this Thursday, December 6, 2018, the police intervened to stop the 153 high school in Mantes-la-Jolie, in the Yvelines. It happened near the blockades of high schools of Saint-Exupéry and Jean-Rostand, not far from the city of Val-Fourré.
Actions that were filmed and then broadcast on social networks and which have been strongly criticized on Twitter. We can see the teenagers kneeling, hands behind the head. Some were even handcuffed, while others have the face against a wall. The AFP has confirmed the authenticity of the images.
Young with knees and hands on the head
Many French were outraged in many tweets, men and women politicians doing the same as Benoît Hamon, who finds it “chilling” and “unconscionable” or Cécile Duflot, who found this scene as being ” intolerable “.
In total, there would be “190 kept in view in the department of Yvelines, of which 153 in Mantes-la-Jolie” took over The World, who have between 12 and 20 years. The ministry of the Interior recalled to Liberation that these young people have been ” arrested and detained in police custody for participation in a group with a view to the preparation of voluntary violence or destruction or damage “.
At the microphone of France Inter on Friday 7 December 2018, the minister of national Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has recognized : “The image is necessarily shocking, “” when I saw these images myself, of course I’ve been shocked “. But he also wished to indicate that “it was necessary” to put the images in context “. “This was not a roundup of what happened yesterday, it uses words that are totally inadequate,” he said.
Jan Hartman has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk.
Before joining The Sivertelegram, Jan Hartman worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.