A prominent leader of the French movement of 'The Yellow Jackets' run the risk of losing the sight in his one eye after he was hit by a gummikugle during a demonstration in central Paris.
Jerome Rodrigues was Saturday at the Bastille, when he was hit by a gummikugle used by the French police, writes Reuters.
the Whole episode is documented as the bearded Rodrigues was live-streamed, when he was hit by the shot.
A gummikugle hit Jerome Rodrigues in the eye. Photo: AFP
Rodrigues is a familiar face among the activists in The 'Yellow Vests'. Photo: AFP
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Jerome Rodrigues had the bandage for the eye, when he later spoke with the press.
It happened so quickly. They threw a røggranet against me, and I was hit by a bullet. I was attacked twice: a grenade against the foot and then the ball, he says, and accuses French police of using 'all the violence, as the law allows'.
a Lawyer for the Jerome Rodrigues says his client is likely to be handicapped for life.
- It is a tragedy for him and his family, says lawyer Philippe de Veulle to the tv channel BFM.
Jerome Rodrigues took Sunday against the press at the Cochin hospital in Paris. Photo: AFP
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The 40 millimeter rubber bullets, as used by the police, has been highly disputed. Lawyer Philippe de Veulle says that there is a complaint lodged to the police.
It was the 11. weekend in a row of rioting in the French capital.
the Demonstrations have turned against president Emmanuel Macrons political and economic reforms.
the Demonstrations continued Sunday in several places, among others in Bordeaux.
Although there were fewer people on the street in Paris than in the past, it came nevertheless to the unrest.
Police used tear gas and water cannons to keep the activists back. It came to pass, when some of the protesters threw stones.
There were, according to the police made 223 arrests.
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