Paris: The period of violence that started after a teenager was killed by a policeman in France continued for the third day. About 250 policemen have been injured in this violence, while more than 600 people have been arrested. In the wake of the violence, President Emmanuel Macron cut short his visit to Brussels and called an emergency meeting.
The protesters set fire to many schools, shops, and banks here. Meanwhile, the police clashed with the protesters in several cities. At the same time, the police made about 667 arrests from all over France last night, mostly youths in the age group of 14 to 18 years. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has said that 40,000 officers, including specialized Red and GIGN units, have been deployed to calm the atmosphere. However, despite heavy security deployment, violence, and damage have been reported in several areas. Protesters targeted municipal buildings, such as the town hall, libraries, and the Seine-Saint-Denis department, north of Paris.
Now state monuments are also on target
In the video being shared on social media, the whole country can be seen in the grip of violence. Along with this, a large amount of damage has also been done to public property. It is feared that the city may become a victim of more violence in the coming days. A report suggests that this time there is a possibility of targeting the power of the system and the symbols of the state. After this, Emmanuel Macron cut short his trip to Brussels, where he had gone to attend the European Union conference. Now he will preside over an emergency meeting.
Violence erupted due to the murder of a 17-year-old teenager
Protests erupted after the murder of a 17-year-old boy named Nahel in Nanterre, a suburb west of Paris. The death has fueled long-standing complaints of police violence and racism within law enforcement agencies. A video posted on social media of Nahel’s death showed two police officers leaning towards the car and one of them shooting the driver sitting inside. Nahel’s mother has blamed the officer who shot instead of the police on this matter, she said that the police officer saw an Arab, who was a child. and took his life.
In 2005 too, France became a victim of violence like this
Significantly, there has been an old history of violence in France. In one such incident in the year 2005, when two boys who were hiding from the police were killed, there was an atmosphere of unrest all over France for several weeks. Not only this, the situation had worsened so much that a national emergency had to be imposed in France.