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Protesters rally in Paris against racism, Islamophobia

Anadolu Agency EUROPE
Published April 22,2024

Around 2,000 people gathered in Paris on Sunday to protest against racism, Islamophobia and police violence in France while showing solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza as they endure a humanitarian crisis.

Carrying Palestinian flags and wearing keffiyehs, or headscarves, they chanted slogans.

They also displayed banners saying "Stop racism, stop Islamophobia," "Our children are in danger," "Stop the genocide in Gaza" and "Anti-colonialist anti-Zionist resistance."

Leading figures from France's populist Yellow Vest movement as well as members of the hard-left La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party and Black immigrants took part in the rally.

Protesters of African origin showcased their resistance through dance accompanied by local music.

People also chanted slogans in memory of a teenager of North African descent who was fatally shot last year during a police traffic stop.