In Paris, more than a thousand police officers have paid a solemn tribute to their colleague M. Jean-Michel Jamme, who was shot dead during an attack on the former Prime Minister of Iran, Shapur Bakhtiar.
GV Demonstrators carrying effigy of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini down Avenue George V in Paris. (2 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrators chanting and carrying flags march down Champs Elysees.
GV Police intercept demonstrators in Champs Elysees and demonstrators struggling with police.
GVs Demonstrators being led away by police. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: In Paris, more than a thousand police officers have paid a solemn tribute to their colleague M. Jean-Michel Jamme, who was shot dead during an attack on the former Prime Minister of Iran, Shapur Bakhtiar. Representatives of the three main police unions held a wreath-laying ceremony at the block of flats where Mr. Bahktiar lived in Neuilly, a Paris suburb. Police have urged other Parisians to protest at the usee of their city as a battle ground for rival terrorist groups.
SYNOPSIS: The police sentiments are shared by many Parisians who already have begun to agitate for tighter measures to prevent terrorists entering France.
Middle East political violence has cost 12 lives on the streets of Paris in the past two years. On Tuesday (22 July) assassins killed the former Syrian Prime Minister, Salah Eddin al-Bitar.
This prompted bitter scenes on the Champs Elysees. Mr. Bitar's death came just four days after the attempt on Shapur Bakhtiar's life.
Meanwhile in the face the of mounting criticism of his government's policies with regard to terrorism President Giscard d'Estaing has emphasised that there is no question of France ceasing to welcome those persecuted for their opinions or political acts. But he added that France would not serve as abase for foreign nationals organising violent acts.