UN condemns French police violence against 'yellow vests'


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Yet another international body has criticised France's policing of the 'yellow vest' protests in recent months. But so far the authorities in Paris appear unmoved by their critics. The first criticism came from the European Parliament which on February 14th 2019 passed a resolution attacking the “disproportionate” use of force by police in France at the demonstrations, which began last November. Now it is the turn of the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights to raise the alarm about the “excessive use of force” against the yellow vest protestors.