21 Apr '17, 10am

Three more charged with rioting at Clarke Quay carpark

Three more charged with rioting at Clarke Quay carpark

PARIS (AFP) - Tourists were back on the Champs Elysees early on Friday (April 21) with a mixture of shock and defiance, a day after a man shot dead a policeman on the world-famous avenue on the eve of France's election. "I needed to get out, to come back here and see the sunshine and that everything was OK," said Lebanese tourist Zeina Bitar, 45, who was shopping on the boulevard with her children when the gunman struck. Nearby, a police officer laid a white rose at the site where the shooter felled his comrade with an automatic weapon, unleashing a firefight in which the assailant was killed and two other officers were wounded. "We heard the shots and people were running in every direction," said Bitar, adding that her children were in tears. "But people were calm, we were well treated and they gave us hot chocolate." Under a cloudless spring sky, the dozens of emergency ...

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