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Stressed-out French police protest on Champs-Elysées
File picture of police on the Champs-Elysées. Photo: AFP

Stressed-out French police protest on Champs-Elysées

The Local · 18 Oct 2016, 09:04

Published: 18 Oct 2016 09:04 GMT+02:00

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Dozens of police cars took to the Champs-Elysées on Monday night in protest, just ten days after four police officers were injured on a notorious working class housing estate in the southern suburbs of Paris.
Officers drove up and down the avenue honking their horns, flashing their lights, and disrupting traffic from around 1am. 
"We're sick of hearing about colleagues getting attacked," one anonymous officer told the BFM TV channel. 
"And on top of it all, it feels like we're getting no emotional response from the government."
"My wife is afraid for me when I go to work," another added.
The channel reported that the protest had been organized independently, without the help of any police unions.
The attack on October 8th saw officers violently attacked with incendiary bombs while they were on a surveillance mission in the Grande Borne high security zone, a residential residential area built in the 1960s . 
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Two officers suffered serious burns. 
President Hollande said the attack was "unspeakable and intolerable because it endangered the lives of officers whose job was to protect the population".
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