Eco-protester had 'hands in air' when killed by French gendarme's grenade


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New witnesses have come forward who shed fresh light on the death of botany student Rémi Fraisse who died when he was struck by an offensive grenade thrown by a gendarme during a protest in south-west France in October 2014. The new statements show that Rémi, 21, who was at a protest against the building of a dam at Sivens, had his hands in the air and was shouting “stop” to gendarmes when he was hit and killed by the grenade. They also challenge some details in the gendarmes' version of events at the violent confrontations at the site.