”At a protest against the horrific Paris tragedy, police and demonstrators collide.”
”Three people were kill in an incident target at foreigners by a gunman who went on the rampage in Paris’ 10th district, according to authorities.”
In Paris, hundreds of people gathered to demand justice following a gunshot that left three people dead in a predominately Kurdish neighborhood. Protesters and police engaged in clashes throughout this demonstration.
On live television on Saturday, protestors were seen hurling rocks and other missiles at police as they deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd that had collected earlier in the Place de la Republique square, a popular gathering place for protests in the city.
Cars were flipped over, at least one car was burnt, shop windows were broken, and started small fires.
The rapid swing toward violence at the rally, according to Paris police head Laurent Nunez, happened for an unknown reason at the time. Several dozen protesters, according to Nunez, were to blame for the violence, who also note that 11 people had been arrest and about 30 people had receive minor injuries. Nunez was speaking on the news channel BFM TV.
In a popular area of Paris’s 10th district, a shooter opened fire on victims as he entered a Kurdish cultural center, a nearby cafe, and a hair shop on Friday. Authorities claim that the incident targeted immigrants and injured three other people.
The 69-year-old suspected assailant was hurt during the assault and is now in police custody. He was accuse of attacking migrants a year ago and was recently release on bail. Investigators speculated that the shooting may have had a racist motivation.
Kurdish community leaders requested a meeting beginning at noon (11:00 GMT) on Saturday following an altercation between a mob and police on Friday afternoon.
Kurdish community members were upset; many think they were purposefully targeted in Friday’s attack.
They continued to ask the police why they took so long to respond, why they did not declare the incident a terrorist assault, and why they did not offer the cultural center the security they had requested.
”Justice is need here, and it is need right away.”
Before Saturday’s rally, the head of the Paris police department met with representatives of the Kurdish community to try to soothe their concerns.
According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, the suspect was targeting foreigners, had acted alone, and had no official affiliation with any extreme-right or other radical movements.
Prior convictions for unlawful gun ownership and armed assault were held against the subject.