The situation in France, especially in the vicinity of Paris, where a police officer killed a 17-year-old boy who refused to obey an order on Tuesday, remains tense, reports Anadolu.
Unrest is spreading across France, especially in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, where thousands of citizens are marching in memory of the murdered teenager Nahel, led by his mother.
The Anadolu team reports from the field that the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters who tried to burn the French flag.
Demonstrators marched through the streets of the city shouting slogans such as “Justice for Nahel” and pointed to police brutality.
A large number of people also gathered in front of the court in Nanterre, writes the French newspaper “Le Figarro”.
Nanterre prosecutor Pascal Prache said earlier at a press conference that the legal requirements for the use of a weapon in the shooting of a teenager in France had not been met.
“The defendant policeman was referred to two investigating judges for intentional homicide,” Prache said.
During the interrogation, the policeman said that he wanted to prevent the teenager from escaping again.
The prosecutor said that amateur and surveillance videos confirm the policemen’s allegations. An autopsy showed that the teenager was shot once and that the bullet went through his left arm and then through his chest.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told reporters that 40,000 police officers, including 5,000 in Paris, would be deployed across France tonight for possible demonstrations.
The death of Nahel M. in Nanterre also brought people to the streets on Wednesday in several parts of the country, including Nanterre, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse and Viry-Chatillon.
They burned vehicles, bins and public property, and in the cities of Toulouse and Lille they threw stones at the police, who responded with tear gas to disperse them.
Prosecutors claim that Nahel was killed by police after he broke traffic laws and failed to stop. The police officer (38) who killed Nahel was detained by the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) as part of an investigation into intentional murder.
The number of arrested protest participants increased to 150.
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