Ensure citizens' safety, China tells France

Members of the French chinese community gathering outside a police station behind a banner reading 'Police Assassins', to protest against police violence in Paris, France, on 28 March 2017.
Members of the French chinese community gathering outside a police station behind a banner reading 'Police Assassins', to protest against police violence in Paris, France, on 28 March 2017. PHOTO: EPA

PARIS • China yesterday asked France to guarantee the safety of its citizens after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home.

More than 100 people gathered to protest outside a police station on Monday. Clashes broke out, injuring three officers.

Police said they were called to the man's house on Sunday because of a domestic dispute and that the father of four attacked an officer with a knife.

The man's family denied there was any dispute.

Police have opened an inquiry into the case.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Ensure citizens' safety, China tells France'. Print Edition | Subscribe