Paris has erupted in mass protests against police violence after a 22-year-old man was beaten and sodomized by a policeman on February 2nd.
Protestors are demanding justice for the victim, whose name is Theo, with protests in the suburb he was from, Aulnay-sous-Bois, as well as on the Place de la République in Paris. In addition, the hashtag #JusticePourTheo has been trending on Twitter, as people all over the world send their support of the protestors.
Theo left the hospital on February 16th, having spent two weeks recovering from severe injuries and surgery (though he’s not allowed to return to work for 60 days). All four officers believed to be involved have been suspended while an investigation is conducted. Meanwhile, the case has started a larger movement in France to curb police brutality.
See some of the recent protests in Paris: