Marchers in France join with worldwide protests at police violence

As protest demonstrations were again held around the world on Saturday in a gathering momentum following the death in the US of George Floyd, a black man suffoctaed by a Minneapolis police officer, thousands of people joined marches across French cities to highlight cases of police violence, including in Paris where two banned rallies blocked the centre of the capital.

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Protesters around world capitals launched a weekend of action to support Black Lives Matter, in many cases defying bans on public gatherings like in Paris where at least two protests went ahead despite being unauthorised, reports FRANCE 24.