French police probed over rough break-up of climate demo

FILE PHOTO: French CRS riot police remove French youth and environmental activists as they block a bridge during a demonstration to urge world leaders to act against climate change, in Paris, France, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – French prosecutors said on Monday they had opened a preliminary investigation after police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in Paris last week. The probe is to be carried out by the national police force’s internal inspectors, prosecutors said. The […]

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