The police. On March 24, Gérald Darmanin indicated that 441 police officers and gendarmes had been injured during demonstrations, of which “some are still in hospital today”. Questioned by La Croix, the Ministry of the Interior lists 1,111 police officers injured between March 16 and April 13.
The protesters. It is impossible to make an exhaustive count of the wounded who are not listed by the authorities. A very partial indication is given by the Observatory of Street-Medics, these voluntary caregivers who intervene in the demonstrations. He identified 48 victims of “police violence”, including 7 serious, during the demonstrations of February 7, January 31 and January 19. Since the start of the conflict, two men, whose testicles have been amputated, have filed a complaint. In Rouen, a woman had a thumb torn off and a union activist lost an eye in Paris.