French police brutally arrest man with Down syndrome as they hold back his panicking mother

A video posted to Reddit apparently recorded during the recent unrest in France shows a police officer using his knee to pin a man with Down syndrome to the pavement and handcuff him. .

As the officer pins his knee into the man’s back, he appears to cry out in pain. All the while, a frantic woman, identified on Reddit as the man’s mother, tries to get to him and comfort him but she’s blocked by an officer in sunglasses.

As the woman screams for her son, others in the crowd seem to take notice of what’s going on and gather around to check on the man as the officer continues to struggle with the handcuffs.

The officers eventually pick up the man and take him away in handcuffs as the woman follows. It’s not known what preceded the incident, but this article will be updated when more information becomes available.

Over 2,000 people have been arrested as riots raged across France for a fifth night after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop.

Watch the video below:

[30 june France] Cops brutally arrest a man with down syndrome in front of his mother
by u/Goypride in PublicFreakout

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.