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BBC News - Gaza conflict: Clashes at Paris Pro-Palestinian protest

Pro-Palestinian protesters in France have clashed with police at a rally against Israel's action in Gaza.

Thousands took part in the protest in Paris, despite it being banned. Some threw stones and bottles at riot police, who responded with tear gas.

The ban was imposed after protesters attempted to storm two synagogues at a similar protest last week.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 20th, 2014 at 12:17:01 PM EST
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Comment la manifestation propalestinienne a dégénéré - Libération
Dès lors, c'en était fini de toute manifestation et le XVIIIe arrondissement s'est transformé en vaste champ de bataille. Trois heures durant, une centaine de jeunes de 20-30 ans affrontèrent les CRS. Un petit groupe a même arraché le goudron d'un trottoir pour le briser en petits morceaux et le jeter sur la police. Dans les rues adjacentes, de jeunes femmes tenaient à la disposition des casseurs du sérum physiologique et du lait pour contrer les effets du gaz. Il ne fait aucun doute que certains avaient préparé leur coup.

Full report by a Libé journalist present throughout. The demonstration was peaceful till the arrival of a large group (that may have had nothing to do with support for Palestinians) that showed up to fight the police.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 20th, 2014 at 12:54:36 PM EST
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Similar street combat last night in the Parisian suburb of Sarcelles, once a poster-child for positive inter-community relations.

A peaceful (prohibited) demonstration was followed by determined fighting by a group that showed up just for that. The local synagogue was protected by riot police.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jul 21st, 2014 at 01:49:48 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jul 21st, 2014 at 03:02:20 AM EST
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