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Teen riots in France… 1300 people were arrested in one night

Paris: The riots that erupted in France continue after Algerian teenager Nahel. M was killed in police firing on Tuesday. In connection with the protest held on the occasion of the teenager’s funeral, police arrested 1,311 people.
All of them were arrested in one night. A 17-year-old man was shot by a police officer in Nanterre, near Paris, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the 38-year-old policeman who committed the murder was arrested and imprisoned. Still, the situation is not under control.

Considering the seriousness of the problem, President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his visit to Germany, which was scheduled to start today. Macron urged parents to keep their children under the control of the rioters. Meanwhile, many prominent figures, including Kylian Mbappe, took to social media to call for restraint.

Considering the riots, various cultural events and conferences that were to be held in Paris and other places have been cancelled. Bitton and other European countries have advised tourists to avoid riot-affected areas.

In January, people took to the streets against the increase in the pension age. The new development occurs as the protest comes to an end.

Protest and violence in France.

For the fifth day in a row, protests and violence have swept the country. Violence erupted in a number of locations across the country. Shops were looted. Town halls were attacked. The majority of those detained were under the age of 17. As a result, the police are struggling to maintain control of the situation. According to Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, 30% of those arrested are minors.

Nehal was laid to rest in the Mont Valerian Cemetery in Nantes, where he had lived. The crowd turned violent after this. According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, more than 45,000 police officers have been deployed to control the situation.

The racism of the French police is debated.

The new incident highlights France’s deep racism. Minorities have long been accused of police discrimination and isolation.

In the summer of 2024, France will host the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games in Paris. Hence, the current situation has raised concern in foreign countries.

According to the UN Human Rights Office, the killing of the North African teenager highlights the need to seriously examine issues of racism and discrimination in law enforcement.

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