Monday, February 13, 2017

Thirty-seven people were arrested after a protest over police brutality in the Parisian suburb of Bobigny turned violent, AFP reported, citing a police source. Around 2,000 people gathered outside a courthouse on Saturday to protest the treatment of Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who was allegedly sexually assaulted by officers during what police said was an ID check. While the protest was initially peaceful, some demonstrators started burning cars and hurling projectiles at the police. A 16-year-old demonstrator was hailed as a hero on social media for saving a little girl trapped in a burning car during the unrest. Police have made some 50 arrests since the protests began earlier this week.

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