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Rioters assault Paris police officers because police killed father who stabbed officer with knife

By Mason White 5:29 PM March 28, 2017
Rioters clash with police
Rioters clash with police
By: Emily Lewis

Riots broke out across France, after police officers killed a man who stabbed one of them with a knife, according police in Paris.

Rioters gathered outside the 19th arrondissement police station, where they threw items at officers, causing injuries.

Three police officers were taken to a hospital after projectiles hit them. Three rioters have been arrested so far.

According to police, officers were called to the home of 56-year-old Shaoyo Liu, who immigrated to the country from China, on reports of a domestic dispute.

When police opened the door of his home, Liu charged at them with a knife and stabbed one of the officers. In response, police opened fire, killing the father of five children.

Liu’s family denied the allegations, saying that the father was holding scissors while preparing fish. When police opened the door, he walked towards them with the scissors and in response, he was shot and killed.

When people learned that police shot and killed an immigrant, riots broke out across the country.