Protests and riots escalated in French cities in the wake of the killing of an Algerian teenager in “Nanterre” for the third day in a row, prompting President Emmanuel Macron to call an emergency meeting on Friday morning in an attempt to contain the situation, amid expectations that the wave of violence will continue for more days.
The case of the killing of the boy Nael by a policeman during a security check at sea this week in “Nanterre” began to take on other dimensions, and amid denunciations and demands for justice in the case, the wave of violent protests continues in various French cities, where acts of vandalism affected the headquarters of public administrations, as recorded Looting in the suburbs of Paris. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 667 people were arrested overnight after riots erupted for a third night across the country. Sources told French media about the ages of the arrested, which ranged between 14 and 18 years, while the French Interior Ministry announced that 249 policemen and gendarmes were injured in the riots in France on Thursday night.
And the French authorities put in place security reinforcements to contain the wave of anger and vandalism that erupted after the eulogy of the boy Nael, and deployed 40,000 members of the security forces throughout French territory, including 5,000 in Paris.
“Nael”, a 17-year-old teenager of Algerian origin, was killed in Nanterre during a security check, and the authorities announced that he had charged premeditated murder and ordered the policeman who fired the shot to be imprisoned, after a video clip spread on social media, showing two policemen trying to stop the car. Before one of them shot the driver through her window when he tried to drive her off.
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