The populist leaders of Italy threw their support behind the yellow vests of France in a sensational way
The populist leaders of Italy have given their support to the French "Yellow Vest" demonstrators in a remarkable show of resistance against French President Emmanuel Macron.
Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Prime Minister Matteo Salvini insisted that rioters throughout France & # 39; would not weaken & # 39 ;, because they Monday supported their "Gilets Jaunes & # 39; threw.
& # 39; Yellow cardigans, not weaken! & # 39 ;, wrote Di Maio, head of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), on the blog of his party.
I support honest citizens who protest against a president who rules against his people & # 39 ;, said Salvini in a statement while he & # 39; ferm & # 39; condemns the recent protest violence.
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini (photo) and coalition partner Luigi Di Maio threw Monday their weight behind the Yellow Vests
During the weekend, demonstrators of yellow vests take part in a demonstration against the government in the center of Lille, northern France
Burnt cars are depicted near the Avenue Champs-Elysees, one day after the skirmishes between yellow vestactivists and the French riot police on Sunday
Macron has faced weeks of rebellion over tax increases and educational reforms that thousands of protesters have seen fighting in heated battles with armed police across France.
What started as a basic uproar against diesel taxes and the high cost of living has turned into something dangerous for Macron – an attack on its presidency and French institutions.
On Monday afternoon, a former professional boxer caught on camera fires with riot police in one of the "Yellow Vest" protests presented himself to the police.
Authorities were on the hunt for Christophe Dettinger, 36, after shocking video about recording several riot-armed officers at a brutal meeting in Paris on Saturday.
On Sunday he was on the run after researching sources in the French capital. He confirmed that he was the boxer who won the French title Heavy Heavyweight in October 2007.
Christophe Dettinger, 36, was shown on Saturday afternoon during the anti-government protests on officers on a river Seine.
Six-foot four-inch Dettinger, pictured on the left, known as the Gypsy or Massy & # 39; after the suburb of South Paris, where he was bought up in a traveling community, won 18 fights of 22, seven by KO
According to the French newspaper thelocal.fr the champion boxer presented himself Monday after having appeared with his lawyer on a police arrangement in Paris.
The Ministers of Internal Affairs of France, Christophe Castander, announced that Dettinger was immediately taken into pre-trial detention and "now will have to respond to these acts for the justice system."
Extraordinary video's capture the cruelty and show Dettinger with his fists and feet against the police.
Dettinger, which is 6ft long, is known as the "Gypsy of Massy", to the suburb of South Paris where he was bought into a community of travelers.
He made no attempt to cover his face during the riots, sometimes adjusting a dark blue motley hat.
Dettinger held his championship title for two years, after winning 18 fights at 22, seven by knockout.
Women wearing yellow cardigans see a minute's silence on Sunday for the victims of the national yellow card movement in Paris
A demonstrator gestures at a burning barricade on Saturday night in Paris during a demonstration against the government
After the video appeared, the French boxing video quickly condemned Dettinger's behavior as & # 39; completely contrary to the values of our sport.
"The French Boxing Federation sends its support to the family and the loved ones of the officer who became the victim of this individual, but also to all the security forces who have served in recent weeks," he said.
Meanwhile, the former coach of the champion, Jacky Trompesauce, Dettinger begged to change the police.
& # 39; There was something that mattered, what I learned from one day & # 39 ;, Trompesauce told the RMC radio on Monday morning.
& # 39; There was a woman who was attacked by CRS (riot police). & # 39;
Attacking and injuring a police officer in France can lead to up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros ($ 51,000), although in some circumstances the sentence can be increased.
"Mr. Dettinger can clearly be seen as attackers after using tear gas on the Passerelle bridge, & # 39; said a source from the French government.
"They tried to prevent rioters from going to the Parliament building in Paris, but the suspect was part of a crowd that objected. & # 39;
Thousands of yellow vests took to the streets again this weekend to protest President Macron's reforms
A man walks past a wall adorned with the graffitti inscription "Life in yellow & # 39; during a protest