Keyword: protest

French police clash with demonstrators over protester death

Running battles took place between youths and police in Nantes and Toulouse after protests over death last week of botany student Rémi Fraisse.

French interior minister refuses to resign over dam protestor's death

A police grenade is suspected of killing Remi Fraisse, 21, during clashes between police and opponents of a dam project in SW France.

French prosecutor says dead dam protestor was killed by an explosion

An investigation is underway to determine whether the 21-year-old was killed by a police grenade during the violent clashes in SW France.

Man dies after violent protest over dam project in SW France

The young man's body was found in the Sivens Forest after violence erupted during a protest against a dam project in the region, near Toulouse. 

French Muslims protest beheading of French hostage

French Muslims held demonstrations in Paris and other cities on Friday to protest the execution of Hervé Gourdel by Algerian Islamists.

French Muslim leaders call for protest at French hostage execution

The President of the French Council of Muslim Faith has called for a mass protest on Friday over the beheading by jihadists of Hervé Gourdel.

French PM calls for prosecutions after farmers' violent protest

About 100 farmers in Morlaix, Brittany, set fire to in buildings, including a tax office, in a protest over falling vegetable prices.

Thousands join pro-Palestinian rallies in France

March in Paris attracted up to 20,000 with demonstrations too in Marseille and Lyon as protestors voiced anger at French stance over Israel. 

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris defy ban

The protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, banned over security fears, drew several thousands before hooded youths clashed with police. 

France places new ban on Paris Gaza protest this weekend

A planned protest march through Paris against Israeli offensive in Gaza on Saturday is banned over security fears.

Thousands march peacefully in Paris pro-Palestine protest

The rally against the Israeli offensive in Gaza passed off largely peacefully Wednesday after earlier ones were marrred by anti-Semitic violence.

Paris suburb pro-Palestinian rally rioters jailed

Three men were jailed and another received a suspended sentence for their part in riots that erupted on Sunday in Sarcelles.

Anti-Israeli protesters attack Paris synagogue

Pro-Palestinian march turns ugly in French capital as 100-strong breakaway group try to force their way into building, trapping those inside.

French unions see modest turnout for anti-reform protests

Paris police say 10,000 people joined demonstrations over Hollande's 'responsibility pact' which aims to slash labour costs, unions claim 60,000. 

Protest against new airport for west of France turns violent

Six riot police officers were injured trying to disperse protesters who lobbed projectiles and threw paint onto Nantes' city hall.