Macron mobilizes more police for riots in France

Strong protests in France after the death of 17-year-old Nahel during a Traffic control


The mother of a 17-year-old boy killed by French police says She blames her death only on the officer who shot her son, a tragedy that provoked three consecutive nights of destructive riots and reignited a heated debate about discrimination and riots. . vigilance policing in low-income, multiethnic communities.

The boy, Nahel, was killed on Tuesday morning during a checkpoint. traffic in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre. The images of the accident of the Bystanders showed two police officers positioned on the driver's side of the car, one of which fired its pistol at the driver, although not He appeared to be in immediate danger.

Nanterre prosecutor Pascal Prache said the officer said he fired Because he was afraid that the boy might hit someone with his car.

"I don't blame the police, I blame one person, the one who ended my life. son," Nahel's mother, Mounia, told France 5 television in a statement. Interview for the cameras.

Prache said the officer was acting illegally using his weapon. He is currently being investigated for intentional homicide and is in Remand.

Despite pleas for patience from senior officials to allow justice takes its course, a significant number of people in France They remain shocked and angry, especially young men and women. blacks who have suffered discrimination. by the police.

Anticipating a night of unrest, France deployed Thursday near 40,000 police and sent its elite RAID police to the cities of Bordeaux, Lyon, Roubaix, Marseille and Lille to help quell the protests, which 875 people attended. arrested across the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Interior on Friday morning. According to the authorities, 249 police officers and Gendarmes were wounded.

Amid the burning rubble, a wall in Nanterre was painted with aerosol with 'vendetta pour Nael', which means 'Nael's revenge', referring to the murdered teenager and using an alternative spelling of His name, according to images of the suburbs. .

President Emmanuel Macron will hold a crisis meeting on Friday for second day in a row after Thursday night's violence, BFMTV reports.

The authorities hoped to avoid a repeat of the scenes experienced last week. Wednesday night, when police stations, town halls and schools in several locations and about 150 people were arrested. The Ministry The Interior Ministry announced on Thursday its intention to deploy 40,000 police officers in the whole country, including 5,000 in Paris, to quell possible unrest.

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