2014 Gaza ConflictFrance

Paris protests

18 Jul, 2014

Thousands march in French cities to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban on imposed by the French government on demonstrations in Paris, the Sarcelles suburb and the Mediterranean city of Nice. Demonstrators in northern Paris throw projectiles at police, who respond with tear gas and stun grenades, and demonstrators climb atop a building and set a car alight. A police spokesman says 38 demonstrators have been arrested by early evening. President Francois Hollande to journalists during a visit to Chad:

That’s why I asked the interior minister, after an investigation, to ensure that such protests would not take place.

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