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When 73-year-old activist Geneviève Legay was seriously injured during a 'yellow vest' protest in Nice in the south of France on Saturday March 23rd the incident quickly dominated the headlines. The French president Emmanuel Macron became involved, insisting that the police officers present at the demonstration had not touched her, a claim initially backed by the local state prosecutor. Yet on the very day of that demonstration a police report, a copy of which has been seen by Mediapart, stated the opposite. Mediapart has also gathered other testimonies which bolster the idea that there has been an attempt to orchestrate a lie over the incident. The state prosecutor has conceded that a police officer did make contact with the protestor, causing her to fall. Pascale Pascariello reports.
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