Iran condemns French police brutality against protesters
Highlighting France and the West's double standards, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson condemned the brutality of the French police against demonstrators.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kan’ani condemned the brutality of the French police against the demonstrators and people who have been on strike in France recently.
"We are closely following up on the public protest and widespread strikes in France, which are based on the peaceful demands of the citizens of this country," Nasser Kan'ani said on Thursday.
French police have been repressing marches across the nation in response to widespread protests over rising costs of living.— #SupportPalestine #BDS #Yemen #Kashmir #Assange (@ChristineJameis) October 20, 2022
French workers called for a General Strike over the weekend pic.twitter.com/mrhoEiFHKf
Kan'ani expressed Iran's rejection of the use of forceful tactics and violence to force strikers back to work while ignoring their demands. The spokesman further condemned the French authorities for their double standards
French police attack the citizens who came out to protest against the rise in fuel prices and the high cost of living in the countrypic.twitter.com/GkLMial2CH— 🚨Breaking news (@breaknewsi) October 17, 2022
Kan'ani went on to say that although French officials insist on using coercive and aggressive tactics against Yellow Vest demonstrators and police during racial disputes, they hypocritically preach to other countries about cracking down on riots and launching a campaign against them.
🇫🇷⚡French police use tear gas and plastic bullets on protesting schoolchildren— Uber Ego (@mensmaxima) October 18, 2022
On October 11, the police forcefully suppressed a protest by high school students at the Lycee Joliot curie school in Nanterre and arrested 14 students. pic.twitter.com/CvrIGE2Wx7
Last month, Iran's Foreign Ministry announced that it summoned French charge d'affaires over anti-Iran remarks in the absence of the country’s ambassador to Tehran, as per local Iranian media.
"In response to the interventionist statement of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the participation of three French officials in protests in Paris, and the ridiculous action of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the chargé d'affaires of the French Embassy in Tehran was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," Iran’s Fars news agency reported on September 29.
The head of Iran's Foreign Ministry's Second Bureau of West Europe told the French diplomat that Tehran strongly denounces the French Foreign Ministry's and some French officials' meddling in Iranian internal affairs.
The official added that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement aims to purge the rioters who had no other goal than to damage public property.
He accused French officials of playing a double game: Hosting groups that have been directly involved in unrests across Iran and bashing the Iranian Police for clashing with the rioters.
The official recalled the manner in which the French police dealt with the yellow vest protesters who disrupted the country's peace and stability.
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