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Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Paris Protest Against Human Trafficking in Libya

© SputnikA rally in Paris held on November 18, 2017
A rally in Paris held on November 18, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The protest is held in front of the Libyan Embassy in Paris, with several thousands of people, mostly of African origin, participating in the rally.

French police have used tear gas to disperse a protest against human trafficking in Libya after stones allegedly had been thrown at law enforcement officers, a Sputnik correspondent has reported.

A rally at the embassy of Libya in the 15th district of the French capital was attended by several thousand people, mostly of African origin. At its end, the crowd moved in the direction of the Champs Elysees, that has been cordoned off by police.

The rally took place in the wake of a probe launched by Libyan authorities after a CNN report has revealed that smugglers in Libya have been auctioning migrants off as slaves, with the broadcaster's correspondent witnessing a dozen of men going under the hammer at a building on the outskirts of Tripoli.

Earlier in the day, another rally held in Paris to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms has resulted in several incidents, with "hooligans" crushing windows of banks and shops and trying to tear off the flag from the Saudi Arabian Embassy.

READ MORE: Protest Against Macron's Policies Goes Wild in Paris (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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