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Riots Break Out Across Paris Over Police Rape Of Young Black Man

crowds swarm near Barbes Metro station,

By: Daniel Newton  |@NeonNettle
 on 16th February 2017 @ 1.28pm
rioting has broken out in paris as hundreds swarmed the streets over the alleged rape  of black man © press
rioting has broken out in Paris as hundreds swarmed the streets over the alleged rape of black man

Widespread rioting has broken out across Paris as hundreds swarmed the streets over the alleged rape of a young black man by French Police.

Authorities attempted to control the angry crowds with tear gas as buildings were set on fire and shops looted.

 

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The rioting is direct retaliation to the alleged rape of a young black male by use of a truncheon, as crowds react to Police Brutality.

The incident took place near the Barbes Metro station, close to tourists arriving from the Eurostar station at Gare du Nord.

The express reports: As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.

A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Everything is being done to try and disperse the crowds, but this could go on for a long time yet.”

Tension have been high in council estates in the Paris suburbs since February 2, when a man identified only as Theo was beaten up and allegedly raped.

The youth worker said he was sodomised by police with a truncheon, as well as being racially abused, spat at and beaten around his genitals.

He underwent emergency surgery, and has since been visited by President Francois Hollande, who has appealed for calm.

Last night's protest at Barbes was an illegal one, with police in the 18th arrondissement refusing to give permission for it.

The areas is also close to the Sacre Coeur basilica in the Montmartre area - one hugely popular with tourists, including many from Britain.

Many fear a repeat of the mass housing estate rioting that blighted France over three weeks in 2005, leading to a State of Emergency being declared.

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