Tear Gas Deployed in Justice Pour Theo Protest in Bobigny

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 20171 views
Published: May 29, 2017

Tear gas was deployed during protests against police brutality in the Paris suburbs of Bobigny on Saturday, February 11.

<a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/paris-rally-alleged-police-rape-descends-riot-170211202629347.html" target="_blank">Al Jazeera reported</a> the police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw objects at officers and set cars and rubbish bins on fire. Looting and vandalism were also <a href="http://www.epa.eu/crime-law-and-justice-photos/crime-police-photos/looting-after-riots-in-bobigny-near-paris-photos-53320667" target="_blank">reported</a>.

A police officer was suspended and placed under formal investigation for the suspected rape and excessive force during the arrest of Theo in Aulnay-sous-Bois on February 2. The incident sparked <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/collections/paris-assault-protests_3449" target="_blank">weeks of protests</a>.

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