Police use tear gas during anti-cop violence protest in Paris (VIDEO)
The rally was being held at the Place de la Republique in eastern Paris, where police have set up a security cordon and closed the local metro station, République. Around 2,300 people were at the protest, Le Parisien reported.
It is the latest in a series of similar gatherings in the French capital over the course of February, which have previously ended in violence.
Although the protest officially ended at 4:15pm local time, many participants continued to linger at the site, and clashes broke out with police after projectiles were thrown, leading to teargas being deployed.
According to reports, a police officer was injured as the clashes broke out.
A handful of politicians, including Noël Mamère of the environmentalist Green Party and Senate member Esther Benbassa were at the rally, according to local media.
A number of marchers were holding up signs saying “Justice for Theo,” referring to a 22-year-old black man who was allegedly raped and assaulted by police officers using a baton on February 2, during what was said to be a routine ID check. ‘Theo,’ a local youth worker whose full name has not yet been released, then spent two weeks in the hospital.