Fresh clashes in France after dam protest death

Demonstrators near the Hotel de Ville in Paris on October 29, 2014 as people gather to pay tribute to Remi FraisseFresh clashes broke out overnight in Paris between police and activists protesting over the death of a young man who was killed during a demonstration against a controversial dam project. A group of around 250 people gathered late Wednesday outside the City Hall in Paris, with some hurling missiles at police and scrawling “Remi is dead, the state kills” on walls. Remi Fraisse, 21, was found dead in the early hours of Sunday morning as people protesting against the project in the southwestern Tarn region clashed violently with security forces. The death has put pressure on President Francois Hollande’s already unpopular government and there have been calls for Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to step down.

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