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French Cops Use Tear Gas To Quell Protests Over The Death Of An Iranian Woman

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According to AFP reporters and eyewitnesses, French police deployed tear gas and anti-riot techniques on Sunday to prevent hundreds of protesters in Paris from advancing toward Tehran’s embassy. Meanwhile, police in London made many arrests as officers struggled with protestors attempting to breach barriers protecting Iran’s UK embassy.

Protesters in Paris gathered for the second day in a row to express indignation over the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police last week, and to demonstrate solidarity with the protests in Iran. The peaceful protest had started in Trocadero Square in the capital’s center. Some protesters screamed “Death to the Islamic Republic” and other anti-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slogans.

To disperse the demonstrators, police used tear gas. Paris police confirmed the use of tear gas in a statement, adding “Several groups attempted to breach the barricade set up near the Iranian embassy. To repel them, the cops employed… tear gas.” They estimated about 4,000 individuals attended the protest. According to authorities, one person was arrested for “outrage and rebellion,” and one officer was slightly injured.

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