Yesterday, hundreds of students blocked the entrances to their schools in Paris, demanding justice for a young black man who was allegedly raped by French police earlier this month.
Anti-police protests break out in Paris
The Paris Board of Education said student protesters barricaded the entryways of at least 16 schools, using trash cans while a dozen more were partially blocked. At the Lycée Charlemagne and Lycée Dorian, doorways were papered with signs reading: “No justice, no peace” and “F*** the police.”
The demonstration is the latest in a string of anti-police protests that have swept Paris, and its northern suburbs, since a 22-year-old black man, known publicly as Théo, was purportedly raped with a police baton during a February 2, 2017 arrest.
The incident, which took place in an area north of the capital with a large immigrant population, has ignited simmering tensions between minorities and the police.