GRAPHIC: Photographer's Hand Blown Off By Police Grenade During Yellow Vest Mayhem

A man's hand was blown off by a police grenade in Paris on Saturday during the 13th straight week of Yellow Vest protests. 

Capturing the graphic aftermath of the incident was Ruptly - the video agency of Russia's RT. 

The Ruptly crew who filmed the horrific aftermath of the blast injury say they rushed over after hearing an explosion, and found the injured protester surrounded by paramedics.

Police fired tear gas and flash grenades to deter protesters, while demonstrators threw the canisters back towards police and lobbed signs and pieces of boarding as projectiles.

An eyewitness told the AFP that the grenade which obliterated the protester’s hand was fired by police to disperse the crowd. -RT


An eyewitness said that the injured man is a photographer for the Yellow Vests who was taking photos of people outside the National Assembly as several protesters tried to force their way inside. 

Clashes broke out again between protesters and police on Saturday, while cars were torched near the Eiffel Tower: 

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