‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence in Paris

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Themorningbellbd.com desk, April 22: More than 100 wives and partners of police are protesting in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees.

The Angry Police Wives group is marching through the city two days after Xavier Jugele was shot twice in the head by criminal Karim Cheurfi.

Two other officers were wounded before Cheurfi was shot dead.

The killer had spoken about wanting to kill police but had no apparent link to Islamist radicalism, prosecutors said.

A note defending so-called Islamic State (IS) was found near his body.

Candidates in Sunday’s presidential election have been accused of exploiting the attack politically.

The demonstrators were carrying placards saying “don’t touch my police officer”, a twist on a well-known French anti-racism slogan.

One placard also said “enough police officers killed and burned”, referring not only to Mr Jugele’s death but also a firebomb attack on a police car carrying four officers by suspected drug dealers in a poor suburb of Paris last October.

Two of the officers were seriously wounded in the attack.