Rioting and looting raged in cities around France for a fourth night on Saturday, despite a huge police deployment and 1,311 arrests. The unrest was sparked by the killing of a 17-year-old boy, Nahel Mazouz, by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday.
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Current situation in France
The violence has spread to other cities across France, including Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse. Protesters have set fire to cars, buildings, and businesses, and clashed with police. On Saturday, the funeral of Nahel Mazouz was held in Nanterre. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of people, including family, friends, and local politicians.
France official statement
The French government has condemned the violence, but has also said that it understands the anger and frustration that has led to the unrest. President Emmanuel Macron has promised a “full and transparent” investigation into Nahel Mazouz’s death.
- The riots have been the most serious in France since the 2005 riots.
- The government has deployed 45,000 police officers to try to quell the violence.
- The protests have been largely peaceful, but there have been some reports of looting and violence.
- The government has promised a “full and transparent” investigation into Nahel Mazouz’s death.
- The riots have highlighted the deep-seated social and economic problems that exist in France.
- The unrest has also highlighted the tensions between the police and minority communities.
The riots in France are a reminder of the deep-seated social and economic problems that exist in the country. The unrest has also highlighted the tensions between the police and minority communities. It is unclear how long the violence will continue, but it is clear that it will take a lot of effort to address the underlying causes of the unrest.