Police filmed beating up Amazon driver, 21, for ‘flouting coronavirus lockdown’

This is the shocking moment an Amazon delivery driver was beaten up by three cops who said he broke the coronavirus lockdown.

Footage shows defenceless Sofaine, 21, being kicked to the ground by three powerfully-built cops from France’s notorious BAC squad.

Sofaine had left his flat on Tuesday afternoon to deliver packages for Amazon – but ran when officers confronted him for not having an official key worker pass.

The cops can be seen punching him to the ground, before pulverising him with telescopic truncheons.

Onlooker Sihame Assbague tweeted: “In this video, Sofiane, 21, is violently arrested by agents of the BAC.

“Delivery man for Amazon, he had left his father's home to go to work.

“Panicked because he forgot his certificate, he turns back and starts running.

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“The agents start running after him and end up catching him. The rest is on the video.”

Local councillor Françoise Marhuenda called for an official investigation into the circumstances of Sofaine’s arrest.

He raged: “I had his mum on the phone to find out if her son was OK and to provide support.

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“And I contacted the national police to obtain explanations and clarify the situation as soon as possible.”

France has told citizens to stay indoors except to buy food, go to work or seek medical help, as it fights an explosion of coronavirus cases.

France's Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, said: “The epidemic is large and spreading, spreading rapidly and intensely.”

Last week French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed frustration that people are not taking public health orders seriously.

He said: “When I see that people continue to go to the park, to socialise together, to go to the beach or to rush in the open markets, it is clear that they did not understand the messages.”

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