Polanski retrospective sparks protest in Paris over rape case

Protesters have disrupted an event in Paris to celebrate the life's work of controversial film director Roman Polanski. Polanski has lived in Paris since the 1970s, when he fled charges in the US of having sex with a teenager.

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    Protesters have disrupted an event in Paris to celebrate the life's work of controversial film director Roman Polanski.

    Polanski has lived in Paris since the 1970s, when he fled charges in the US of having sex with a teenager.

    Protesters say the tribute is an insult to the victims of sexual assault.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.


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