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SHOCKING MOMENT Riot police drag a PRIEST out of a French church hours after funeral of beheaded priest

  • 20 protesters gathered to protest against demolition of a church in Paris
  • Police pictured brutally dragging the priest along the floor by one arm 
  • Just hours after funeral of Jacques Hamel, killed last week in Normandy
  • Some on Twitter outraged by images, seen as symbolic of modern France 

French riot police were seen brutally dragging a priest in ceremonial dress out a of a Parisian church by one arm in images that have infuriated Catholics in France.

Jean-Francois Billot was among twenty people protesting over the demolition of the 100-year-old St Rita, but police arrived with batons and helmets to forcibly remove the congregation yesterday.

It happened just hours apart from the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel, who was knifed to death by ISIS-inspired attacker in his church in Normandy as he celebrated Mass last week.


As France mourned for the death of the beloved priest, hundreds of people reacted with fury to the images, which many viewed as a symbol of French culture under the rule of a left-wing government.

Grobabal wrote: ‘Hollande



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