Lonely Planet Writer

Violent protests break out in France over alleged police brutality

Toulouse, on the banks of the River Garonne.
Toulouse, on the banks of the River Garonne. Image by Maxime Raphael / CC BY 2.0

Violent protest erupted in the cities of Toulouse and Nantes in France over the weekend leaving several people injured and thirteen arrests. The anti-police protests were sparked over the death of a 21-year-old environmental activist who was killed last Sunday when police and demonstrators clashed over the a contested dam. Read more: thelocal.fr