Paris is Burning – The Justice for Theo Riots, Feb, 2017

It is reported that in France on February 2nd, 2017, in a suburb of Paris, 4 police officers stopped a 22 year old man known only as Theo who, it seems, is a youth worker with no criminal record. Theo allegedly resisted arrest (though the video shows no resistance) and was tear gassed, insulted and beaten by the 4 officers and anally raped with a baton by one. The Washington Post reports that they insulted him with a racial slur. Riots broke out and lasted for days.

References

“BMI – Nachrichten – Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik und Fallzahlen Politisch Motivierte Kriminalität 2015 vorgestellt.” BMI – Startseite des Bundesministeriums des Innern. Bundesministerium des Innern, 16 May 2015. Web. 15 Feb 2017. http://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Pre….

Al Jazeera. 2017, February 11. Al Jazeera. Paris rally over alleged police rape descends into riot. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02…

Associated Press, . 2017, February 9. NY Times. French Police Arrest Another 26 in Troubled Paris Suburbs. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017…

Associated Press. 2017, February 9. Associated Press. French police arrest another 26 in troubled Paris suburbs . Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f13cb5…

BBC. 2017, February 7. BBC. Frenchman describes brutal ‘police rape’. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-…

Bulman, M. 2017, February 6. The Independent. French police officer charged with rape of young man . Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…

Chrisafis , A. 2017, February 6. The Guardian. French police brutality in spotlight again after officer charged with rape . Retrieved February 14, 2017, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/201…

CBS News 2017, February 8. CBS News. Paris riots after black teen allegedly sodomized by police officer with baton. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paris-rio…

Holley, P. 2017, February 11. Washington Post. A black man accused French police of raping him. Police claim it was an accident. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/w…

Russian Times. 2017, February 13. Russian Times. Reporter attacked, 2 cars burned out as anti-police protests rage on in Paris suburbs. Retrieved February 14, 2017, from https://www.rt.com/news/377146-france…

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