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Massive Uprising Explodes In Paris As Thousands Rally Against Police

Demonstration against police brutality in Place de la Nation

By: Daniel Newton  |@NeonNettle
 on 20th March 2017 @ 1.26pm
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A massive demonstration has erupted in Paris over Police brutality

A massive demonstration has erupted in Paris over Police brutality seeing thousands clash with Police across the city.

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The protests began over the alleged rape of a young black man by a police officer with a baton.

The rally, which erupted in Place de la Nation on Sunday afternoon was in support of “justice and dignity” which was a protest against the alleged rape case which has already seen prior uproar within the Paris suburbs.


RT.com reports: French police and protesters have clashed at a demonstration against police brutality, the latest in dozens of similar rallies inspired by the alleged rape of a young black man with a baton.

Thousands of protesters turned up for the rally which began at the Place de la Nation on Sunday afternoon, in support of “justice and dignity” following the so-called ‘Theo Case’ that's already caused uproar in the suburbs of Paris.

A reported 7,000 to 7,500 people marched from Place de la Nation to Place de la Republique, carrying banners that called for “Justice and Dignity and Stopping Police Impunity" in what was a still a peaceful protest.

Clashes broke out between some protesters and police at around 5 pm local time.

At the end of the protest, about 1,000 hooded demonstrators were filmed throwing Molotov cocktails and flares at police, who responded with tear gas. 

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