Peaceful BLM march in Paris turns to violent clashes with police

Initially peaceful demonstration turned to violent clashes with the police. Media report that riot police fired tear gas  at violent protesters at the anti-racism rally in central Paris on Saturday, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd.

Police refused organisers permission to march to the Opera House. The first clashes erupted after three hours of peaceful gathering. Some protesters hurled bottles, paving stones and bicycle wheels at police lines and one Orange outlet was vandalised. Organisers urged protesters with children to leave.