For the second day… Clashes between French police and Kurdish demonstrators in Paris

For the second day today, Saturday, the clashes between the French police and the demonstrators of the Kurdish community were renewed, in protest against the killing of 3 Kurds in Paris.

On the other hand, the police responded to the protesters by firing tear gas to disperse them.

The French capital has seen vandalism by protesters against the killing of Kurds in the attack on the cultural center, yesterday, Friday, by a man in his 70s.

The 69-year-old, suspected of killing three people on Friday near a Kurdish cultural center in Paris, told a policeman upon his arrest he did it because he was “a racist,” a source close to the dossier said on Saturday. .

Paris witnessed a difficult day yesterday as protesters set fires in the 10th arrondissement in central Paris, blocked some streets with rubbish bins and threw stones at police officers, according to Al-Arabiya/Al- Hadath.

In turn, French police fired tear gas at the demonstration, which took place in the 10th arrondissement in the center of the French city.

And the French police sent a body of riot police who arrived in the center of the capital to monitor the events.

In addition, the Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent reported that two protesters were injured and in critical condition.

A heinous crime

In addition, France has stepped up security at the Kurdish community headquarters following an attack that killed three Kurds and injured several others. The French president has denounced the incident as “heinous”, while the Kurds have called for more protection .

Three people were killed and three others injured by a gunman who opened fire earlier Friday afternoon inside a Kurdish cultural center and hair salon in central Paris before police arrested him, only to find he had 69 years old and had been charged with carrying out a racist attack last year.

The identities of the dead

French authorities have not leaked any details about the victims, “which are not known to the French police,” French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

However, the Kurdish Democratic Council spokesman in France, Ajit Polat, said that one of them is a Kurdish political refugee artist and is “persecuted in Turkey because of his art”, and the second man is a “normal Kurdish citizen” who visits the association “daily”. He explained that among the dead was a woman who had applied for political asylum, “who is been rejected by the French authorities”.

An investigation has been opened into murders, attempted murders, planned acts of violence with weapons and violations of the law on weapons.

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