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Thousands of Chinese protest in Paris over violent attacks

06-21-2010 12:08 BJT

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Thousands of Chinese living in the French capital Paris have protested over safety concerns, after being targeted in a series violent attacks. The demonstration is the biggest rally ever initiated by Chinese nationals in France over social issues.

About 8,500 protesters attended the two-hour rally in the capital's eastern Belleville district. The demonstrators included representatives of the local Chinese community, Chinese students studying in France, and victims of recent violent attacks.

They chanted slogans and held banners to express their concern about social safety, and appealed to the French government to strengthen security.

Qiu Aihua, president of Chinese Women's Association in France, said, "Chinese people here should unite and voice our concerns to the French government and people."

Thousands of Chinese living in the French capital Paris have protested over safety concerns, after being targeted in a series violent attacks.
Thousands of Chinese living in the French capital Paris have protested over safety 
concerns, after being targeted in a series violent attacks.

In past years, the security situation in parts of Paris has worsened, especially in areas populated with Chinese.

Theft and robbery are an almost daily occurrence. Such problems brought worries not only for the Chinese, but also local French citizens. Some Paris residents also attended the protest to show their support.


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