Crime & Justice

Kurdish community protests continue in Paris over racist attack

Paris, Dec 26 (EFE).- Kurdish groups staged a protest in Paris on Monday for the third consecutive day after a gunman killed three people outside a Kurdish community center in a central area of the French capital.

In Istanbul, another protest was staged in front of the French embassy before it was dispersed by the Turkish police.

Monday’s reportedly peaceful protests happened as a suspect, a 69-year-old French man, was to appear before a judge after he spent one day under observation at a psychiatric facility.

According to Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau, the suspect confessed to feeling “hatred of foreigners” and said he had planned to kill himself after the attack.

The suspect had recently been released from custody after attacking migrant tents with a sword in December last year.

The shooting has sparked several rallies in Paris since Friday. Some groups of protesters have clashed with the police.

The shooting came as the Kurdish community was preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the killing of three Kurdish women activists in Paris in January 2013.EFE


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