The French government's lies over May Day 'attack' on Paris hospital


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The events that took place at the famous Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris on the evening of May 1st 2019 are now at the centre of a political row. The government and senior health authority staff claimed that the hospital came under “attack” from protestors who had attended the traditional May Day celebrations that had been taking place in central Paris that day. They maintained this stance until the afternoon of Thursday May 2nd when accounts from protestors and hospital staff then made it clear there had been no “attack” - and that the demonstrators had in fact been sheltering from police tear gas and charges.