Two people were facing assault charges Monday after dousing a butcher and his stand with red liquid at a market in Paris over the weekend, prosecutors said.
The butcher, who specialises in organically-raised meat, was at his stall in the covered Saint-Quentin market in the north of the capital when it was targeted on Saturday.
“I was preparing a client’s order. I felt liquid hit me, I touched my head and the liquid was quite red,” the butcher told BFM television.
“I looked up and there were 15 or 20 people in front of the stand with the slogans ‘Freedom and defence for animals’,” he said.
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