Pro­test­ers march in Paris against po­lice vi­o­lence

The Niagara Falls Review - - WORLD NEWS -

PARIS — Sev­eral thou­sand peo­ple marched in Paris on Sun­day against po­lice vi­o­lence.

The demon­stra­tion was the lat­est protest sparked by the al­leged rape in Fe­bru­ary of a young black man with a po­lice ba­ton, and other po­lice abuse.

Demon­stra­tors car­ried ban­ners with por­traits of vic­tims of al­leged po­lice bru­tal­ity.

An­ar­chists faced off with riot po­lice at the end of the march and tear gas was fired but clashes re­mained lim­ited in scope and vi­o­lence.

The al­leged po­lice rape of Theo in the Paris sub­urb of Aul­nay-sous Bois turned the 22-year-old into a sym­bol for mi­nori­ties stand­ing up to po­lice vi­o­lence. His last name hasn’t been pub­licly re­leased.

He was hos­pi­tal­ized for two weeks. One of­fi­cer was charged with rape, while three oth­ers were ac­cused of ag­gra­vated as­sault. All deny in­ten­tional wrong­do­ing.

ZAKARIA ABDELKAFIZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

A man faces riot po­lice dur­ing a demon­stra­tion called by the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims of al­leged po­lice bru­tal­ity, LDH, the Mrap, CGT and FSU against po­lice bru­tal­ity, dis­crim­i­na­tion and racism in Paris on Sun­day.

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