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Demonstrators torch vehicles in Paris 'police violence' protest

Protests are over assault of young black man who was allegedly anally raped with a baton during his arrest in Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois.

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French police brutality in spotlight after officer faces rape claims

Officers stopping youths in Paris suburb and asking to see identity papers allegedly forced a 22-year-old man to the ground and beat him.

Amateur footage of French police 'brutality' - Mediapart has second video


A police officer has been filmed striking a woman with his baton and spraying her and another person in the face with tear gas. The interior minister has announced an inquiry, while police unions have played down the affair. They say the officer had been bitten and that events that took place before the filming of the video, which was posted on YouTube, support his actions. But Mediapart has now obtained a second video showing what had occurred earlier and which raises doubts about the police version of the incident. Louise Fessard reports.