Europe Fighting in Gaza blows ill wind through Paris streets

Paris saw anti-Semitic incidents this weekend amid riots that broke out after a pro-Palestinian march that the government barred went ahead anyway.

By , Staff writer

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Sitting on the banks of the Seine on Saturday afternoon, which Paris turns into a faux “plage” each summer, the police sirens were just background noise. Until they ceased to stop. The wind picked up and skies darkened as staff rushed to put down umbrellas ahead of severe storms. There was the sense that something ominous was to come.