Macron slams attack on black man as ‘shameful’

The suspects are also medieval history fanatics. Image: twitter

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron slams attack on black man as ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

French president Emmanuel Macron took to social media to strenuously condemn an attack on a black music producer on Saturday, November 28. CCTV and bystander footage shows Michael Zecler being arrested outside his music studio in the 17th arrondissement in Paris by four policemen.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Mr Macron said: ‘The images we have all seen of the aggression against Michel Zecler are unacceptable, they are shameful for all of us. France should never allow violence or brutality, no matter who it comes from. ‘France should never let hate or racism prosper.’

Mr Zecler told local media that when police spotted him walking in the street without a facemask, contrary to Covid-19 restrictions, they followed him into his music studio where they racially abused him before he was aggressively arrested.

‘These people were supposed to protect me. I didn’t do anything to deserve that. I want these people punished by the law. Of course I was afraid. I was lucky enough, unlike many other people, to have had the video that protects me. This shouldn’t happen,’ Mr Zecler said.

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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