Meanwhile, In Paris
Paris protests continue as hundreds of rioters set off flares and ‘loot shops’ over alleged rape of young black man ‘Theo’ by French cops
Tension have been high in council estates in the Paris suburbs since February 2nd, when a man identified only as Theo was beaten up and allegedly raped in. The youth worker said he was sodomised by police with a truncheon, as well as being racially abused, spat at and beaten around his genitals. One unidentified officer has been charged with rape, and three more with assault since Theo was sent to hospital. He underwent emergency surgery, and has since been visited by President Francois Hollande, who has appealed for calm. Police stations and squad cars have been attacked since, along with patrols trying to operate around France.