February 28, 2020 / 6:38 PM / 6 months ago

French police fire tear gas in clash with anti-Polanski protesters

Feminist groups hold letters to form a banner where it reads ''French cinema, where are you?'', as they attend a protest against film director Roman Polanski near the venue for the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris, France, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Friday fired tear gas outside a movie awards venue in Paris in a clash with people protesting against director Roman Polanski, Reuters witness reported.

Polanski’s latest movie “An Officer and a Spy” is competing for 12 Cesar awards. He admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old in 1977 and fled the United States before sentencing.

Reporting by Johnny Cotton; Writing by Matthieu Protard; editing by Grant McCool

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