China Fury at France as It Orders Them to Protect Its Citizens After Police Killing

Vickiie Oliphant, Express, March 29, 2017

Chinese community in France Protest Police Brutality in Paris

March 28, 2017 – Paris, France – Woman in front of the police line with a French flag saying: ”When the Police see scissors. Racism’.’ Several hundred people mainly from the French Chinese community gathered near the police precinct of the 19th district of Paris to protest the death of Shaoyo Liu in his house 2 days ago killed by French police, on March 28, 2017. Shaoyo Liu’s family’s accuse the police of killing an innocent family man while the police say he attacked the police officers first. (Credit Image: © Jan Schmidt-Whitley/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

Violent riots have broken out across the French capital in response to the death, leaving three officers injured and at least 35 people arrested.

The clashes saw protestors break down barricades and set fire to cars, as missiles were launched at police to chants of “justice”.

Shaoyo Liu was shot dead in front of his kids on Sunday by a plainclothes police officer, as he cut up fish with scissors at his home.

Police claimed the officer fired in self-defence during a raid because the Mr Liu wounded an officer with a “bladed weapon”.

But China has issued an “official complaint” to French embassy officials in Beijing, demanding the authorities “get to the bottom of the incident as soon as possible”.

And Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying added France must protect the “security and rights” of Chinese citizens.

Chinese community in France Protest Police Brutality in Paris

March 28, 2017 – Paris, France – A police line prevented people from going near the police station. Several hundred people mainly from the French Chinese community gathered near the police precinct of the 19th district of Paris to protest the death of Shaoyo Liu in his house 2 days ago killed by French police, on March 28, 2017. Shaoyo Liu’s family’s accuse the police of killing an innocent family man while the police say he attacked the police officers first. (Credit Image: © Jan Schmidt-Whitley/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

Calling for calm, she said: “We hope that our compatriots in France will make their complaints known in a reasonable and legal manner.”

But the killing sparked mass protests across France, where about two million people of Chinese origin currently live – the largest population of ethnic Chinese in Europe.

Candles spelling “violence” lined the road on Monday evening, as protesters shouted: “Justice must be done, the killer must be punished!”.

And scores of protestors hurled projectiles and set cars ablaze during clashes with police that lasted several hours.

The riots are just the latest in a string of demonstrations against police violence in France – coming just weeks after thousands marched following the alleged rape in February of a young black man with a police baton.

Following the protests this week, a police source said: “Thirty five people were arrested during a gathering of around 150 members of the Asian community.”

Some 26 demonstrators were held for participating in a group planning violence, six for throwing projectiles, and three others for violence against police that saw a police car damaged by arson.

The ethnic Chinese community regularly accuses police of not doing enough to protect them.

Last September, 15,000 people rallied for an end to violence against the Asian community after the fatal beating of Chinese tailor.

The victim’s lawyer claims the attack was ethnically motivated and added that the area’s Chinese immigrant community said it is routinely targeted with violence.

And the latest protests come just months after Chinese citizens demand better police protection as they claimed they were “easy targets” for French muggers.

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