Police have been trying to calm the protests that turned violent in areas
The police, dressed in riot gear with shields, have been trying desperately to disperse the crowds, who have thrown projectiles and continuously chanted “police assassins”.
Riot police have used tear gas on protesters in a desperate bid to force the crowds to scatter.
The French authorities reported yesterday that three police officers have been injured and 35 demonstrators arrested due to the fighting.
The demonstrators from Paris’s Asian community first grouped in front of the 19th arrondissement police station at 10pm GMT on Monday (11pm local time), before they began to unleash a flurry of attacks against officers.
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Violent riots in Paris after police kill Chinese father of four
The incident sparked a diplomatic row between the French capital and Beijing. Yesterday the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned a French diplomat to demand the authorities investigate the killing thoroughly and ensure “the security and the rights” of Chinese nationals.
French authorities said they have opened an inquiry into the shooting and also into the alleged “attempted murder” of the police officer.
Police have used tear gas to disperse the protesters
Shaoyo Liu, 56, was killed by anti-crime police after they were called to his family home in the wake of a disagreement.
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The police claim Mr Liu rushed to assault one of the officers with a knife “as soon as the door was opened”, leading a fellow officer to open fire on the father of five.
Mr Liu's family are adamant the police have lied about what happened
She looked through the glass and she saw two men and a woman who were armed
In contrast the family “totally disputes” this account and are adamant their father had scissors as he was cutting up fish for dinner.
Mr Liu’s daughter said: “Around 8pm my little sister heard a knock at the door. She looked through the glass and she saw two men and a woman who were armed.
French authorities have opened an investigation into the death
“My father went to the door with the scissors he was using for the fish. The knocks on the door got louder and louder. I shouted, ‘calm down, make less noise,’ but they took no notice.
“They smashed the door in, the shot went off and my father ended up on the floor.”
Candles have been lit in memory of Mr Liu and the hashtag #mortdeLiuShaoyo has been trending on Twitter to remember the father.