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Paris marchers decry racism; far right rallies in London

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 16:23:15-04

PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police fired tear gas to disperse a largely peaceful but unauthorized protest against police brutality and entrenched racism. In London, far-right activists and soccer rowdies scuffled with police as they tried to “guard” historical monuments that have been targeted recently by anti-racism protesters for their links to slavery and colonialism. The events in the two European capitals on Saturday reflected the global emotion unleashed by the death of George Floyd in the United States and the ensuing international reckoning with racial injustice and historical wrongs. In both cities, protesters defied restrictions on gatherings imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.