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French President visits 'police rape victim'

French President visits 'police rape victim'


French President, Francois Hollande has gone to hospital to visit the man known as Theo who police allegedly ‘raped’ with a baton on 2nd February 2017.

#JusticePourTheo Le parquet efface le viol policier https://t.co/VwsHgsrRW1 pic.twitter.com/Qq9NudWSAJ

— Politis (@Politis_fr) February 7, 2017

A spokesperson for the police said that 8 officers could have been killed during the second of three nights of violence the incident has sparked in the Paris suburbs.

At one point during the skirmishes in Aulnay-sous-Bois late on Monday night, several police who ran out of tear gas fired real bullets into the air to scare off a crowd that had surrounded them.

One police officer is under formal investigation for rape along with three others accused of using unnecessary force.

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