29 May '16, 10pm

American charged over police car attack in Paris protests

American charged over police car attack in Paris protests

PARIS: A 27-year-old American man has been charged in connection with the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris last week, prosecutors said on Sunday (May 29). Four other men, who were members of an anti-fascist group, have been charged with attempted murder over the incident on May 18, which was caught on camera and widely shared on social media. The American has been charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter of a person holding public office, as well as destruction of property, group violence and participating in a masked armed group. Prosecutors said he was unemployed and staying with friends, having arrived only recently in France. He is suspected of taking part in the attack by throwing a metal street bollard at the car's windshield. The footage shows a small group of masked protesters hammering the car with iron bars, s...

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