Yellow Vests Hit Police With “Poo Bombs” in Newest Wave of Protests
Yellow Vests Hit Police With “Poo Bombs” in Newest Wave of Protests by John Vibes for The Mind Unleashed
According to French police, Yellow Vest protesters are now using an ancient form of biological warfare in the newest wave of protests. This weekend, authorities reported that Yellow Vest protesters hurled bags of fecal matter at the police. The rudimentary poop-filled mini bombs were made using thin bags and balloons with the intent that they would easily burst on impact.
Rudy Manna from the Alliance police trade union in the southern port city of Marseille, told the AFP that many of the “bombs” hit their targets.
“Three policemen were soaked through with it,” Manna said.
Marseille police headquarters even reported that one officer was injured when he was hit in the elbow with “a poop-filled projectile.”
Very few pictures of the officers were taken, aside from the photo below which was posted to Twitter.
🇨🇵[FLASH] – Hier lors de l’#ActeXVI des #GiletsJaunes, plusieurs policiers ont été souillés par des #cacatov. Par-dessus tout les douches du commissariat ne fonctionnaient plus et ont dû se doucher au jet d’eau à l’eau froide. Jamais ont-ils dit, avoir été autant humiliés #Acte16 pic.twitter.com/6AtTsxAY6H
— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) March 3, 2019
“[The police officers] had it in their hair, on their shoes, they had to dump their clothes. They’ve told me they’ve never been that humiliated. And since it was truly sh*tty afternoon, the showers did not work at the North Station, they had to clean themselves with cold water in the garage,” Manna said.
“The policemen were deeply humiliated,” Manna added.
Police suspect that this could be a coordinated strategy, since similar incidents were reported in other cities, including Montpellier. Protesters were organizing on social media and were reportedly encouraging fellow demonstrators to arm themselves with ‘Caca-tovs,’ presumably a play on Molotov cocktails and “caca.”
Twitter user adda françois posted the following picture, which appears to show the creation of these bombs.