A large, largely white crowd of protesters marched through Paris on Saturday, a day after a massive fire killed at least 80 people and injured more than 300 others in a historic and chaotic protest.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, which was mostly peaceful, and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators.
The fire, which broke out at the end of Friday’s parade, engulfed some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
About 150,000 people had gathered for a rally to mark the 25th anniversary of the April 14, 1989, attacks, when about 1,000 soldiers opened fire on a group of mostly young students who were celebrating a football game against their rival, the National Liberation Front (NLF).
The attack sparked a series of riots across France and led to the resignation of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The French prime minister had previously said he would resign as early as Sunday, but he later said he planned to remain in office.
The police had used water cannons to disperse a crowd of hundreds who had gathered in the centre of Paris for a march through the city.
AFP/Getty Images 1/8 New York, New York Protesters march through Times Square during the annual March Against Racial Profits on February 6, 2021 in New York City.
The march was the largest of its kind in US history.
Reuters 2/8 Washington, Washington The National Guard uses riot shields during the National March Against Racism and Immigration Reform on February 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Washington on Saturday to protest against what they say is rampant racial injustice in the US.
Reuters 3/8 Toronto, Ontario Protesters protest against the police during the Toronto March Against Hate on February 9, 2020.
About 100 protesters from different groups were gathered in Toronto on Saturday evening.
AP 4/8 Las Vegas, Nevada A protester sits on a bench as he waits to get out of a Las Vegas police van during the anti-hate rally against racism and police brutality on February 11, 2020 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Thousands rallied in support of free speech on Saturday.
AP 5/8 Baltimore, Maryland Protesters gather to chant slogans against racism during the Baltimore anti-racism march on February 15, 2020, in Baltimore, MD.
Protesters in Baltimore clashed with police after they dispersed the anti ‘Racism Is Not the Problem’ rally which was scheduled to take place on the city on February 13.
AP 6/8 Los Angeles, California A woman shouts as she holds a sign in Los Angeles as she participates in the anti racism march on January 27, 2020 during the Anti-Racists March in Los Santos.
A march was planned in Los Feliz on Saturday but was postponed as police shut down the streets and blocked off the city for the march.
Reuters 7/8 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Capitol on January 28, 2020 to announce the city was taking steps to address racism and the police brutality against minorities and people of color.
The Mayor announced that Chicago would join the city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Milwaukee as other cities across the country have already announced similar marches.
Getty Images 8/8 Miami, Florida A police officer holds back a crowd in front of police tape during a rally against racial profiling in Miami, on January 29, 2020.(AFP) Getty Images 1 / 8 New York (Reuters) Protesters march during the Annual March Against Race Profits in New New York on February 12, 2021.
The event is the largest in US national history.
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 2/08 Washington, D.C. (AFP) Protesters hold a sign as they gather to protest racial profiling during the New York Anti-racists March on February 5, 2020 outside the United States Capitol in Washington DC.
About 1,100 protesters from various groups were gathering in downtown D. C. on Saturday afternoon.
AP 3/08 Toronto, Canada (Reuters/Justin Sullivan) Protesters gather in front to march during anti-race profiling in Toronto, on February 10, 2020 Reuters 4/08 Las Vegas (Reuters, Reuters) A woman is seen holding a sign at the beginning of a demonstration during the #AntiRacismsMarch in Las Las Vegas on January 26, 2020 as part of the #antiRacicsMarch against racism, hate and police violence.
#antiracismmarch in #Las Vegas.
Reuters 5/08 Baltimore, United Kingdom (Reuters photo: James Gill) Demonstrators march in front as police block them from entering the US Capitol in front a statue of US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall during a march in London on February 14, 2020 REUTERS 6/08 Los Angeles (Reuters: Justin Sullivan) A demonstrator yells as she sits on the bench during a demonstration against racism in Los Angles on January 31, 2020 ahead of a planned rally in support.
Reuters Reuters 7 / 8 Chicago (Reuters Photo: Michael Reynolds) A protester holds