Riots rocked the French city of Tourcoing following a police operation in which motorcycles and scooters used for urban derbies were rounded up and seized by law enforcement, resulting in participants and fans clashing with police, throwing fireworks in response to the use of tear gas.
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Black Lives Matter Protest in Detroit
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Chilean protesters gathered in the dozens at the city of Puerto Natales and burned barricades on several roads, shutting down activity in the region. Clashes with Carabineros did not occur, as most were caught up in Antofagasta and Santiago dealing with strikes and demonstrations.