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Thousands gather in Paris over police killing of Chinese man

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/04/2017
People from the Chinese community protest over the fatal shooting of Shaoyo Liu, in Paris, Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Asian community have been protesting the death of 56-year-old Liu since Monday. Police called to Liu's building over reports of a man with a knife broke down the door of his apartment and shot him to death. Police say he attacked an officer with scissors. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press People from the Chinese community protest over the fatal shooting of Shaoyo Liu, in Paris, Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Asian community have been protesting the death of 56-year-old Liu since Monday. Police called to Liu's building over reports of a man with a knife broke down the door of his apartment and shot him to death. Police say he attacked an officer with scissors. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS — Thousands of protesters have gathered in Paris to demand answers and justice one week after a Chinese man was killed at his home by the police, a case that has provoked anger in the French capital's Asian community.

Crying relatives holding portraits of 56-year-old Shaoyo Liu led the downtown rally at the Place de la Republique on Sunday. Other participants held white flowers.

A group of a few hundred Chinese youth and police officers clashed as the rally ended.

Police called to Liu's building over reports of a man with a knife burst into his apartment on March 26. Police say he attacked an officer with scissors before another officer fatally shot him.

Relatives are disputing the police account; they say Liu was holding kitchen shears because he was cooking.

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