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Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

BBC     14th February, 2019 10:58:16 printer

Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

 

A former French boxing champion has been convicted for assaulting two police officers at an anti-government "yellow vest" protest in Paris.

 

Christophe Dettinger, 37, was filmed on 5 January throwing punches in footage that was widely shared on social media.

 

He was sentenced to 30 months in jail.

 

Eighteen months of the sentence are suspended, and he will be able to serve the 12 months in what is termed "semi-liberty".

 

The protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes but broadened into a revolt against President Emmanuel Macron.


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