Fatal police shooting of Chinese man sparks protests in Paris
Clashes erupted in Paris Monday after protesters in Paris’ 19th arrondissement gathered to honor the memory of a slain Chinese national. Police say 35 demonstrators were arrested and three officers were injured in the melee.
The subject of the protests, Shaoyo Lui, was allegedly shot to death in his home on Sunday night after police responded to a nearby noise complaint. Police argue that shots were fired in self-defense against Shaoyo, who allegedly attacked the police with a pair of scissors. Shaoyo’s family disputes the police account, saying that he answered the door holding scissors because he was scaling fish for dinner and alleging that he did not attack the police officers until he was fired upon.
Shortly after the Chinese Foreign Ministry responded to the shooting Tuesday calling for answers, French police announced they would conduct an inquiry into the incident.