Violent protest has rocked Paris, capital of France, as the George Floyd demonstrations in the United States find resonance in Europe.
Paris Black Lives Matter protesters went violent, demanding, “Who protects us from the police?”
Paris is no stranger to demonstrations. The French capital has a long tradition of protest, of banner, flags, chants and crowds. But this one was different.
Often, Parisian protests are about party politics, or the economy.
The last big violent demonstration here involved a blend of disaffected trade unionists, some angry Gilets Jaunes and a group of people, who just wanted a clash with the police. Which they got.