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Police have detained far-right demonstrators during a protest against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Paris.
The demonstrators carried a banner reading "Erdoğan is the enemy of Europe" in front of the Turkish Embassy to protest Turkey's Feb. 27 decision to not prevent migrants trying to cross into Europe.
Those detained were held in custody for 24 hours, one of the protesters said in a video she shared on Twitter.
"For the past few days, Turkish President Erdoğan uses tens of thousands of migrants as a weapon against Europe at the Greek border. At génération identitaire [a far right group] we have decided to act. We wanted to show our support to the Greek people that is threatened by the migrant invasion," the protester says in the video.
Je viens de sortir de 24 heures de garde à vue avec d'autres jeunes identitaires pour avoir déployé une banderole contre le président #Erdogan.@EmmanuelMacron a choisi son camp. Celui de l'islamiste Erdogan. Nous, notre camp est celui de l'Europe !#IStandWithGreece pic.twitter.com/qzRgOHYYIA— Thaïs d’Escufon ?? (@Thais_dEscufon) March 8, 2020
"We went in front of the Turkish Embassy where we delivered a simple message: Erdoğan is an enemy of Europe. For having peacefully deployed this banner, ten of us were detained. [French President] Emmanuel Macron has chosen his camp, that of the Islamist Erdoğan! Our camp is that of Europe!" she adds.
Erdoğan on March 9 visited Brussels to seek European support over the war in Syria and for hosting millions of refugees, but was told he must first stop encouraging migrants to cross into Greece.Turkey says Greece firing live ammunition at border
Protests were also carried out on March 9, with police detaining a number of protesters near Schuman Square in Brussels.