Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators
- About 150 men took to the streets armed with metal bars and sticks
- None were arrested despite going on the rampage in front of police
- Six pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested over synagogue break in
A group of 150 Jewish men were seen brandishing iron bars and cans of pepper spray as they clashed with Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris.
Video footage of the clashes show the group chanting racist slogans as they roamed the streets.
It came as President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see ‘the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France’.
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A still taken from the video shows dozens of men in Paris walking down the streets armed with chairs and other weapons, before clashing with pro-Palestinian demonstrators
Around 150 mainly young men were seen carrying weapons, like chairs, and chanting racist slogans as they went on the rampage
French Jewish groups have complained about an increase in anti-Semitism in recent months, with many accusing Muslim youths of targeting them.
But a video shot close to the Place de la Bastille on Sunday, and verified by police before being posted on YouTube, appears to show pro-Israel groups are also actively involved in clashes.
In Paris, CRS riot police did not arrest any of the group, thought to be linked to the Jewish Defence League, despite them openly fighting in broad daylight.
In the video, those amongst the group can be heard chanting ‘**** you Palestine’ as they smash up chairs and metal tables to be used as missiles.
CRS riot police did not arrest any members of the rampaging group, thought to be linked to the extremist Jewish Defence League, despite them openly fighting in broad daylight
The group were carrying gas canisters, pepper spray, metal bars and wooden sticks, and some wore crash helmets while others simply covered their faces
The men are armed with gas canisters, pepper spray, metal bars and wooden sticks and some wear crash helmets.
The video shows the men running towards pro-Palestinian demonstrators, before skirmishes break out.
Six pro-Palestinian demonstrators were arrested on Sunday, accused of trying to break into two Paris synagogues. Two Jewish men were reportedly injured.
A protester wearing a gas mask holds a fake rocket during protests in Paris over the weekend
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators were said to have tried to break into two Paris synagogues on Sunday which resulted in six arrests and two Jewish men being injured
In the wake of the clashes Mr Hollande said the country will ‘redouble vigilance’.
He was due to meet the head of Jewish umbrella group CRIF today.
Alexis Bachelay, a Paris MP for the ruling Socialist party, said: ‘There has evidently been a media manipulation about who really got assaulted.
‘These are extremely serious facts that need to be investigated thoroughly by the police. It is not the first time that young French people of Muslim origin are stigmatised by the media.
‘French people of Muslim origin should be protected by the law when demonstrating. They should not be attacked by radical groups like the LDJ’.
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