A former champion in the boxer-turned-"yellow vest" prosecutor, who turned in after a video that turned out to show him…
A former champion in the boxer-turned-“yellow vest” prosecutor, who turned in after a video that turned out to show him a punching of a French police, has had a fundraising page for his legal means taken down.
More than $ 130,000 was raised for Christophe Dettinger at Leetchi, a presentation and fundraising site, before they removed the site of officials’ complaints. He was still in custody on Tuesday, according to the BBC.
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Leetchi said it closed the page because of the number of commitments made, according to the BBC. The site originally defended itself in the hope of remaining neutral. However, officials were similar to “legitimizing anti-police violence”.
“Contributing to a fundraising kitty to support someone who has attacked an officer is equivalent to being an accomplice to these cruel acts of violence,” said Marleen Schiappa, a French junior minister said.
“Obviously, a police officer knocks out,” Mounir Mahjoubi, another minister, tweeted Monday.
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Christophe Grébert, an anti-corruption activist, defended the fund and said it was legal to ask for funds to help pay for court costs and added that the site revocation was a “bad signal for democracy”.
Dettinger, a former French lightweight champion, was captured on video playing by a police officer. He said he reacted “wrongly” after he and his family were teased during the protests.
He claimed to be a “yellow vest” protest and has been in all waves of protests.
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“I’m a yellow vest. I have the people’s anger, he said Sunday.
Paris has seen” yellow vest “protests for eight straight weeks. , the French Prime Minister, the mobilization of about 80,000 police officers on the upcoming Saturday, he also said the government wants to sanction protesters who do not officially register their protests.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.