It is a brutal allegation: A young black man in a Paris has allegedly been raped by a police officer using a baton. Hundreds have flocked to the streets to protest the highly-political case.
French police have launched a preliminary probe into a rape complaint against actor Gerard Depardieu. The 69-year-old film star was "stunned" by the complaint, his lawyer said.
The French leader faced two no-confidence votes amid a political uproar over a former bodyguard and plunging approval ratings. The motions had been brought forward by both conservative and Socialist lawmakers.
French President Emmanuel Macron has fired his security aide Alexandre Benalla for beating a protester and impersonating a police officer. Macron faces fierce criticism for failing to respond to the incident sooner.
Protesters have set fire to cars and a shopping mall after police shot dead a 22-year-old man in Nantes. A French lawmaker has announced a full investigation into how the man was killed during a traffic stop.
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