Paris French President Emanuel Macron said the videos of police beating up a black man "embarrassed us", and also condemned the violence both by the police and against the police. Macron demanded the government to "urgently propose" to strengthen the link of trust between France and its defenders, which should naturally take place between them. Significantly, a video surfaced on Thursday in which music director Michael Zesler is seen getting beaten up a long time ago. In it, police are also seen brutally evacuating the immigrants from Paris Plaza on Tuesday.
These incidents have surfaced amid controversy over the new security law. An article of the law makes it a crime to publish photographs of police officers with the intention of harming them. Civil liberties groups and journalists are worried that the move will not reveal the vandalism of the police and they will never be punished for it.
People are planning a demonstration in the country on Saturday. Mankroon said in his Facebook post that he would never tolerate violence both by the police and against the police. He said, "The values of the Republic (France) cannot be compromised."