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23 August, Friday

'Yellow vest' boxer given one-year jail term - VIDEO

Video recordings of Christophe Dettinger punching and kicking police officers during a yellow vest protest went viral in France. Supporters had raised money for his legal defense via crowdfunding.

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A former boxer who punched a police officer during a "yellow vest" protest in Paris has been sentenced to one year in prison.

The presiding judge, who sentenced Christophe Dettinger to 30 months in prison with 18 months suspended, said he could work during the day but would need to spend nights in prison for the remainder of his sentence.

Dettinger was also banned from visiting Paris for six months and ordered to pay the two police officers he had hit 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,250 and $3,400).

Two video recordings went viral in January that showed the 37-year-old punching a police officer on a bridge and kicking another who had fallen to the ground.

Deutsche Welle

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