It is not clear when the video was captured, but the level of barbarism in it gives chill to those who can watch it to the end. White French policemen are captured on video assaulting black African women and children, dragging them like animals on the floor.
President Emmanuel Macron has tried to cast himself as the defender of democracy, free trade, climate change and human rights, but the video seems to be a reminder that decades after the end of brutal colonialism by France and others, the French government still does not get it; that the chaos and recklessness they left behind in Africa and neo-colonialism and exploitation that followed, have kept Africans in squalor and hopelessness.
It is in part because of those ignominious policies that many Africans continue to travel to France.
But not all French seem to endorse the extreme brutality used against African women, as there was at least one white woman, believed to be French, who was fighting back and hard against the security forces. She was perhaps the only voice of reason at that moment when French hearts seemed to have turned into hard, emotionlesso stones.
Watch the shocking video.
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