44 arrested at pro-Palestine protest in Paris

Saturday, 15. May 2021 19:46

At least 44 people have been arrested in Paris during demonstrations in support of Palestinians, officials stated on Saturday. The protest took place without authorization, resulting in heavy police presence and clashes between officers and protesters.

According to data from the French Interior Ministry, around 22,000 people joined the demonstrations across the country, including between 2,500 and 3,500 in Paris. Gatherings in Strasbourg, Marseille, Lyon and other French cities ended mostly peacefully, with 7 arrests in total.

Protests took place in other countries as well, drawing thousands in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

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