Clashes between Kurds, police in Paris intensify
Police officers reportedly used stun grenades and tear gas to contain angered Kurds.
Sources reported on Friday that clashes between law enforcement and Kurds in Paris have intensified after a far-right gunman killed three people near a cultural center shortly after he was released from prison for attacking a migrant camp with a sword.
According to a Sputnik correspondent who reported from the scene, police officers used stun grenades to contain angered Kurds.
#kurds getting killed in #paris and like always the police is attacking the Kurds which are demonstrating !— MDelaal (@DelaalM) December 23, 2022
ACAB ! pic.twitter.com/Gi0Tr7iMLc
VIDEO: Following the murder of three Kurds in #Paris 🇫🇷, members of the Kurdish community seen clashing with French police. pic.twitter.com/MX7D9te0oP #Kurdistan #Turkey #Erdogan #Rojava #Macron #Syria #Iraq #NATO— Manchester Chronicle 🐝 (@WithyGrove) December 23, 2022
Earlier today, local sources reported that a 69-year-old man opened fire on the street in the 10th arrondissement of Paris at a Kurdish cultural center.
Three people died and another four were injured as a result of the shooting.
"The shooter has been arrested with his weapon. The danger is over," a police source told AFP. "His motives remain unknown at this stage."
AFP reported that the shooter is a French citizen who is known by the police for two attempted murders, the first in 2016 and the second in 2021.
Outraged over the incident, Kurds spontaneously gathered at the site of the crime and were faced by police officers who used tear gas to disperse them.
They blamed Turkey for the attack despite that the gunman is widely known to be racist.
Of course it is the Turkish military intelligence behind this latest desperate and murderous attack on Kurds in Paris coming after developments of Kurdish unity and Turkish elections. France must hold Turkey to account and achieve justice for Kurds in Paris! pic.twitter.com/kig8bOsWAa— @Hevallo (@Hevallo) December 23, 2022
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