Rodrigues was the protests at the Place de la Bastille to the filming when he suddenly was struck in his right eye. Politiebronnen tell the French news agency AFP that the flashball-grenade would go. That may normally only serve as a last resort to rioters to disperse. The flashball-grenades were in the last few weeks associated with dozens of other wounded. At a demonstration in Rennes last weekend, lost a 27-year-old ‘yellow jacket’ his eye.
According to the lawyer of Rodrigues, Philippe de Veulle, the man's “lifelong disability”. “It is a tragedy for him and his family”, he added. The Veulle also said that he has a complaint is filing against the police. Christophe Castaner, the French minister of the Interior, promises on Twitter that there is a thorough internal investigation.Complaint against Macron and police
On Facebook shared Rodrigues a photo of his swollen right eye with the caption: “I'm going to my eye to lose.” He spoke today to the press from the hospital where he had surgery. He said he also was hit by a traangasgranaat. “Everything happened very quickly. They threw a grenade at me and fired a rubberkogel. I was twice touched.”
“I will lodge a complaint against mr. Macron, against mr. Castaner and against the agent who has on me shot,” says Rodrigues to the British newspaper The Guardian .
Witnesses would a projectile that Rodrigues found, have picked up and to the competent researchers have presented.
In all of France protested yesterday about 69.000 ‘yellow vests’ for the eleventh Saturday in a row.