Tensions run high in Paris over alleged incident of police brutality

On Saturday, a peaceful demonstration in the Paris suburb of Bobigny degenerated into violence in continuing outrage over the alleged police brutality against a black youth worker. Protesters threw objects at police and set cars and trash bins on fire, and police responded with tear gas.

Advice For Travellers

Tensions continue to run high over police brutality concerns. Minimize safety risk by avoiding all areas of large public gatherings, protests or rallies. Peaceful demonstrations can quickly an unexpectedly escalate into violence.