Anti-racism protesters clash with police in Paris

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French police clashed with thousands of activists who took to the streets of Paris to demand an end to police brutality.

Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds gathered at Place de la Republique, as protestors chanted "No justice, no peace".

While the controversial death of George Floyd in the US has resonated with the French, Saturday's rally was also in honour of Adama Traoré, a young black man who died in French police custody in 2016.

"The death of George Floyd has a strong echo in the death in France of my little brother," said Adama's sister Assa. "What's happening in the United States is happening in France. Our brothers are dying."

Meanwhile, protests were held in other countries on Saturday, including Taipei, Zurich and London, to honour Floyd.

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