Thousands of people rallied at Place de la République in central Paris on June 13 as part of continuing protests against police brutality and racism.
The ongoing French demonstrations were prompted by the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the death of Adama Traoré, who died in the custody of French police in 2016.
The demonstration was originally meant to move from Place de la République to Opera, but police altered plans and only allowed for a static protest, a move met with some criticism.
Police said they used tear gas and ordered the protest to disperse after some participants threw objects at them. At least 12 people were arrested, according to local media.
Police also reported that anti-semitic slurs had been directed toward them.
The protest came a day after police across the country laid down their handcuffs in protest against a moves made by interior minister Christophe Castaner, who announced a “zero tolerance” policy to racism in policing, advocated for a ban on chokeholds, and to suspend officers suspected of misconduct. Credit: Eiichi Chijiiwa via Storyful