June 13, 2020 / 2:39 PM / a month ago

Police use tear gas in Paris protest

PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at protesters on Saturday in central Paris, where thousands gathered for a demonstration against racism and police violence.

A couple of tear gas canisters were deployed and the crowd moved away calmly, according to a Reuters journalist at the scene.

A march was called by supporters of Adama Traore, a 24-year-old black man who died in 2016 in police custody near Paris, and whose case has been re-ignited by the George Floyd killing in the United States. The protest had not been authorised by police.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Writing by Matthias Blamont; Editing by

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