Crowd sets police car alight at Pro-Police rally in Paris

A rare rally of police officers against “anti-cop hatred” in France descended into violence Wednesday as counter-demonstrators forced two policemen out of a car and torched it.

Police were demonstrating across France against violence suffered at the hands of anti-government protesters in recent months.

France has been gripped by a wave of furious protests and strikes against reforms proposed by the deeply unpopular government of President Francois Hollande, many of which have erupted into violence.