- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 16:28
Under the banner, "march for justice and dignity", thousands in Paris rallied against police brutality on Sunday, with authorities using tear gas against some demonstrators.
Al Jazeera reports that protesters chanted "no justice, no peace" and "police everywhere, justice nowhere" to call for an end to what they say is the use of excessive police force, especially against black and other minority groups. The protest was the latest demonstration sparked by the alleged rape of a young black man by police in February that has seen one officer charged with rape, while three others have been accused of aggravated assault. A lawyer for the officer charged with rape said that any injury inflicted was done accidentally, while all four men have denied any intentional wrongdoing.