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March in Paris in memory of Kurds killed in attacks

STORY: The demonstration comes two weeks after a gunman in late December 2022 carried out an attack at a Kurdish cultural center and nearby cafe in a busy part of Paris' 10th district, shooting dead three members of the Kurdish community.

Police arrested a 69-year-old man who the authorities said had recently been freed from detention while awaiting trial for a sabre attack on a migrant camp in Paris in 2021.

Saturday's protest aimed to remember the three Kurdish women killed in a Paris attack in January 2013. An investigation was dropped after the main suspect died shortly before coming to trial, before being re-opened in 2019.

"It's true that we don't feel safe in France," Kurdish protester Cemile Renklicay said. "When every 10 years, you see three people from the community killed in Paris, that makes us angry."