35 nabbed after violent demo over Chinese man’s death
PARIS: French police said yesterday they had arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the capital’s Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man by a policeman turned violent.
The Paris police force said around 150 “members of the Asian community” gathered late on Monday outside a police station in the northeast of here.
Three officers were slightly injured in the running clashes and one police vehicle was damaged by an incendiary device.
The angry demonstrators were protesting against police violence after an officer shot dead a Chinese man on Sunday night.
Police sources said officers were called to the Chinese man’s house after reports of a domestic dispute. The man attacked the officer with a knife “as soon as the door opened”, injuring him, according to these sources.
A police colleague then opened fire, killing the Chinese man. AFP