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Overturned cars, broken windows and clashes with the police: the Kurdish protest turns into riots in the center of Paris

Date: January 29, 2023 Time: 04:58:37

Kurds took to the streets of the French capital

Photo: REUTERS

Several thousand ethnic Kurds took to the streets and squares of the French capital to protest against the massacre motivated by racial hatred.

Yesterday, a 69-year-old man opened fire near a Kurdish cultural center, killing three and wounding several more.

People gathered at the scene of the tragedy and started protests that degenerated into clashes with the police.

Several thousand ethnic Kurds took to the streets and squares of the French capital to protest against the massacre motivated by racial hatred.

Photo: REUTERS

Today, the protests have erupted with renewed vigor. Protesters burned street bollards, chairs and tables of catering establishments, smashed shop windows, overturned cars.

The intensity of passions reached such high levels that the mayor’s office decided to close several stations of the Paris metro.

People gathered at the scene of the tragedy and started protests that degenerated into clashes with the police.

Photo: REUTERS

The police, trying to contain the angry crowd, made several arrests. In addition, law enforcement officers have already reported significant property damage to Parisians. They do not rule out that the aggression of the crowd was provoked by provocateurs who used Turkish symbols.

Today, the protests have erupted with renewed vigor.

Photo: REUTERS

The Kurdish community, many of whose members demand independence, today lives compactly on the territory of four states: Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. And Ankara is one of the main opponents of the independence of Kurdistan. After yesterday’s triple murder, the leaders of the French Kurds said that “Turkey is behind what happened in Paris.”

Protesters burned street bollards, chairs and tables of catering establishments, smashed shop windows, overturned cars.

Photo: REUTERS

One of the largest Kurdish diasporas in western Europe lives in France: by some estimates there are 240,000 ethnic Kurds in the Fifth Republic.

The shooter, who turned himself in to the police, was previously arrested for attempting a similar crime: last year he attacked a group of Kurds with a saber in hand. So far, no one can explain how the criminal was released so quickly.

One of the largest Kurdish diasporas in western Europe lives in France: by some estimates there are 240,000 ethnic Kurds in the Fifth Republic.

Photo: REUTERS

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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