Crowdfunding pits French police against yellow vest protesters
PARIS—As France’s yellow vest movement digs in for more protests, weeks of street clashes have produced a competition over which side can raise more money: protesters or police.
So far, the police seem to be winning. An online crowdfunding campaign for officers hurt in confrontations with protesters raised more than 1 million euros (almost $1.2 million U.S.) by Thursday, days after it was A woman passes by a mural by street artist PBOY depicting yellow vest protestors inspired by a painting by Eugene Delacroix, "La Liberte guidant le Peuple".
The drive on behalf of boxer Christophe Dettinger was promoted as generating money for his legal bills, but drew broad outrage as encouragement of violence.