Clashes in Paris between police and protesters angry over the killing of a Chinese man in his home by police have left three police officers injured and 35 protesters arrested, authorities said yesterday.
Demonstrators gathered on Monday evening in the multicultural 19th district on the French capital’s northeastern edge.
With candles spelling “violence” lining the road, scores of protesters broke down barricades, threw projectiles and set fire to a car during violence that lasted several hours.
Police sources told the AFP agency that officers were called to the man’s house on Sunday after reports of a domestic dispute. An officer shot the man after being attacked with a knife, according to the official account.
The man’s family, though, has disputed this and said there was no domestic dispute. They say the man was shot without warning after a neighbour called the police about shouting