Chinese community in France demands justice after Chinese man shot dead by police

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 - 11:30

Hundreds of Chinese protesters gathered in front of a police station on Erik Satie street in the 19th arrondissement of Paris on Tuesday night, to pay homage to the dead man and protest against police violence.

They set up candles on the ground, shouting "justice" and placing signs of "against violence" on board, when they were faced with dozens of French policemen with sticks and shields, said witnesses on the spot.

Tens of French residents, from students to clothing vendors, were also part of the peaceful demonstration against police violence.

Liu, 56-year-old Chinese national and a father of five children, was shot dead on Sunday night in his apartment in the 19th arrondissement by a policeman after a neighbor called the police to report a domestic dispute.

According to the police, Liu was killed after he tried to attack the officer with scissors "as soon as the door was opened." However, Liu's daughter said the police burst through the door, "the shot was gone and my father found himself on the ground."

The girl said her father was holding the scissors because he had been preparing fish for cooking.

Source: Xinhuanet.