French police charging firefighters, firefighters not having any of it - PublicFreakout

level 1 Original Poster 12.5k points ยท 10 hours ago

For those asking for context, firefighters have several requests:

- Against pension cuts that used to let them retire early (at 57 y.old)

- Increase of their hazard pay (hasn't been increased since 1990)

- More budget for their stations, and more hire of firefighters

- More safety while working (some of them have been attacked while working in some places)

Adding to the fact that last time they protested, one of them lost an eye and several were injured due to police brutality, I think most of them don't see riot police as colleagues any more ...