Street Protests

French Protests Against Police Violence Move to Central Paris

Anti-racism groups and other protesters rallied in Paris on Saturday to support victims of police violence after a young black man was allegedly raped with a police baton earlier this month. Paris police installed a security perimeter around Saturday's rally on the Place de la République in eastern Paris. Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, meanwhile, urged the government to ban the protest out of respect for police who are ensuring public safety in France during the country's ongoing state of emergency.

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