The images were on Twitter by journalist David Dufresne and since then more than 750,000 views. The remarkable scene took place on 1 may on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, at around 14.30 hours. The situation at the time there was tense.
“There were already a few people arrested,” says journalist Clément Lanot, who was a witness. Suddenly threw down four or five agents in a burger on a man. Around the group there were other agents in uniform. One of them put his matrak between the buttocks of the man.
The research will have to determine what the intention was of the involved agent. Many internet users seem to be entirely shocked by the images and speak of “sexual assault” and “attempted rape”.