Tear gas and clashes at Paris protest against police violence

Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, with the country shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

Some 133,000 people took to the streets across France, according to the government’s figures. Demonstrators in the French capital carried red union flags, the national tricolour flag and homemade signs denouncing police violence, demanding media freedom or calling for Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin’s resignation.

Protests also took place in Bordeaux, Lille, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Nantes and other French cities.

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