Hundreds of members of the Asian community gathered on Monday in front of the police station of the 19th arrondissement, where they had placed candles in memory of Shaoyo Liu who was killed by a police officer at his home in Paris during a raid.
At some point during the vigil, a police car was set on fire after activists allegedly broke a window of the vehicle and threw an incendiary device inside, Le Parisien reports noting that the vehicle completely burnt out.
Following the incident, police moved in on the protesters. Visuals from the scene show police in riot gear trying to disperse the crowd of some 200 people.
The clashes subsided shortly before midnight. Three policemen from the CSI 75 unit were “slightly injured by projectiles” a police source told Le Parisien, while three protesters were arrested.
Shaoyo Liu, a 56-year-old Asian man was shot dead on