The French fighter Christophe Dettinger get a year in prison for having awarded punched to the cops during the demonstrations by 'Yellow Jackets' in Paris in January.
It has a court in Paris decided late on Wednesday evening.
video footage of the attack has gone viral in France and has created much debate.
Dettinger, who is a former French champion in the letsværvægtsklassen, denied not the charges before the trial. He volunteered himself to the police two days after the attack.
At the first hearing in the case apologized boxer for his actions, but stressed that his use of violence due to police handling of the demonstrators.
- I would stop an injustice, but I ended up having to create a new one.
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- I saw the police beating the protesters with batons. I don't understand. I saw a woman on the ground, someone kicked her and raised their cudgel, and so I threw myself against a police officer and beat him, says the 37-year-old eksbokser.
Unrest 7. January in Paris, when a member beats a police officer. Supposedly, overfaldsmanden on this picture Christopher Dettinger. Photo: AFP
video footage of the attack, which happened when the demonstrations in Paris 5. January developed violent, shows Dettinger assign a police officer several punched, while other protesters trying to kick the police officer.
the attack happened on the bridge Léopold-Sédar-Senghor in Paris.
The public prosecutor in the case had demanded a substantially harsher penalty for the French boxer, who with judgment is placed in an open prison and can continue to work.
in Addition to the fængselsdommen is Dettinger also banned from the French capital in six months and have to pay up to 3000 euros, equivalent to approximately 22.000 kroner, to the ushers.
According to the French law, the penalty for the type of violence, up to seven years in prison.
Dettinger has become a popular symbol for The "Yellow Vests", which for several months has organized large demonstrations in several French cities.
the Protests began because of dissatisfaction with a proposed tax increase on gasoline, but has evolved into a movement against president Emmanuel Macrons reform programme, the rising cost of living in France and globalisation.
It is estimated that 50,000 participated in demonstrations in the middle of January in Paris. However, it is significantly less than the 280.000, who participated in november.
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