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France: Tear gas flies as leftists and police play cat-and-mouse at Paris anti-racism demo02:21

France: Tear gas flies as leftists and police play cat-and-mouse at Paris anti-racism demo

France, Paris
March 19, 2017 at 22:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police deployed tear gas to control a demonstration against police brutality and racism in Paris, Sunday, with clashes breaking out between protesters and law enforcement.

The police attempted to disperse the leftist activists as they marched from Place de la Nation towards Place de la Republique, with protesters damaging several banks during the rally.

Similar marches took place in other major French cities, including Dijon, Nantes, Lyon, and Strasbourg, among others. The protests come after a wave of demonstrations sparked by reports of French policemen reportedly sexually abusing a young black man during a routine ID check on February 2, 2017.

Sunday's protests come two days ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

France: Tear gas flies as leftists and police play cat-and-mouse at Paris anti-racism demo02:21
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Police deployed tear gas to control a demonstration against police brutality and racism in Paris, Sunday, with clashes breaking out between protesters and law enforcement.

The police attempted to disperse the leftist activists as they marched from Place de la Nation towards Place de la Republique, with protesters damaging several banks during the rally.

Similar marches took place in other major French cities, including Dijon, Nantes, Lyon, and Strasbourg, among others. The protests come after a wave of demonstrations sparked by reports of French policemen reportedly sexually abusing a young black man during a routine ID check on February 2, 2017.

Sunday's protests come two days ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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