Shocking video shows fireman Yellow Vest protestor shot in the back of the head by French police

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Shocking video shows fireman Yellow Vest protestor shot in the back of the head by French police, leaving him with serious brain injuries, as protests against Macron continue

  • Olivier Beziade, a father-of-three, is in a coma after the Bordeaux shooting
  • The incident on Saturday, the 9th week of Yellow Vest anti-government protests
  • Mr Beziade’s wife said police shot at them like rabbits as an inquiry is opened

A fireman who joined France’s Yellow Vest protest movement is in a coma after being shot in the head ‘like a rabbit’ by a police officer using a controversial flash ball gun.

Horrific images show Olivier Beziade, a father-of-three in his 30s, lying on the floor in Bordeaux on Saturday after being hit from behind.

He is wearing one of the high-visibility motoring jackets from which the Yellow Vests get their name.