Paris police ban Floyd protest due to virus fear

In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 file photo protesters gather in Paris for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. (AP Photo)

Police have banned a third in that had been planned for Saturday to condemn alleged police abuses in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Police cited a risk of spreading COVID-19 and fears of public unrest. The police decree noted that social distancing regulations ban gatherings of more than 10 people.

Online posts called for people to gather Saturday afternoon in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris police had previously also banned two other planned gatherings Saturday outside the US Embassy.

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