Students tear-gassed by police in Paris protests

    Students tear-gassed by police in Paris protests

    Feb.23, Paris: Police have fired tear gas at Paris students who blockaded 16 high schools in protest against the alleged police rape of a young black man, reports said.

    The demonstrations are the latest to be held in the capital over the alleged rape and other reported police abuses. They set fire to bins after starting their protest at the Place de la Nation.

    The protesters gathered outside schools in Paris to prevent students and teachers from entering, using rubbish bins and other objects to barricade the entrances. 

    The victim, known publicly only as Theo, reported being beaten up by officers and raped with a truncheon after being stopped on 2 February.

    Four police officers have been suspended pending an inquiry.

    There were no reports of serious injuries, despite pictures on social media of clashes between police and protesters on the fringes of the Place de la Nation rally.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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