Pro-Palestinians Ask Court To Overturn French Demo Ban
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th May, 2021 ) :The organisers of a banned pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris said Friday that they had petitioned a court hoping to force police to allow the protest after all.
Police on Thursday complied with a request from France's interior minister to ban Saturday's demonstration called over the ongoing conflict with Israel, fearing a repeat of clashes during a similar protest in 2014.
The lawyers said they hoped for a decision later Friday.
Paris police chief Didier Lallement said earlier that there was a risk of "a serious disturbance of public order" if the demonstration went ahead, and he also feared "acts against synagogues and Israeli interests".
Guez Guez responded that there had been "plenty of demonstrations defending the Palestinian cause since 2014 at which there was no problem at all".
President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, his office said, offering his "condolences for the victims of the rocket fire claimed by Hamas and other terrorist groups".