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  • Youth use candles to write the word, "Violence" in the road in front of a line of riot police.

    Youth use candles to write the word, "Violence" in the road in front of a line of riot police. | Photo: AFP

The protest follows several months of popular mobilizations across the country demanding justice over numerous cases of police violence, including sexual abuse. 

A demonstration protesting police brutality is turning into a violent confrontation in Paris on Tuesday night, the second consecutive day of protests after police officers shot dead a Chinese man at his home Sunday.

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A small group of people gathered again in front of the local police station shouting, “Murderers.” Social media users showed policemen throwing tear gas at them in a bid to disperse the protesters, some wearing protective masks.

On Monday night, the police arrested 35 people out of the 150 reportedly protesting in the northern 19th district of Paris, according to France 24.

The protest follows several months of popular mobilizations across the country, including by high school students, demanding justice over several cases of killings and rapes by French police.

While police violence usually targets French people with African origins, this time the officers allegedly shot a man identified as Liu Shaoyo, a 56-year-old Chinese national, while responding to an emergency call from a neighbor who heard screams at the victim's home.

While the police claimed the man attacked them with scissors before shooting, Calvin Job, the lawyer representing the victim’s family, said the victim was with his four children and was "cutting fish with scissors," for the reason why he had scissors in his hands when “police officers kicked the door in, propelling him backward,” but never attacked the policemen according to one of his daughters. Police officers “fired without warning,” hitting the victim in the thorax, he added.

Adama Assa Traore, sister of Adama Traore who was killed as he was being arrested in July 2016, participated today in a meeting held at the Association of Chinese Nationals in France to express her solidarity and demand justice.

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