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Wives march through Paris in anger over shooting of policeman

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Wives and partners of French police officers have marched through Paris following the fatal shooting of an officer at the Champs-Elysees.

The women held banners reading “too young to be widows”.

It comes after Xavier Jugele was shot dead while patrolling in central Paris.

Two other officers were also injured in the attack.

The gunman Karim Cheurfi, who was known to police, was shot dead at the scene.

The demonstrators held black balloons representing police killed in the line of duty

And pink balloons for the families they left behind.

They paid tribute to police officers, offering them hugs and handing out flowers.

Police and soldiers have recently been targeted in a number of attacks in France, while others have been injured during public protests.

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