French people took to the streets after a 17-year-old was shot dead by police

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, called this Thursday (June 29, 2023) a crisis meeting with ministers after the 2nd night of protests in the country. The French took to the streets after a 17-year-old was shot dead by police in Nanterre, a commune west of Paris. The information is from the agency Reuters.

During the early hours of this Thursday (June 29), the police arrested 150 people, according to the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin. On Wednesday (June 28), arrests totaled 31.

In your profile on TwitterMacron called the violence “against police stations, schools, city halls” and “against the Republic” of “unjustifiable”.


On the morning of Tuesday (June 27), at around 8:15 am local time (3:15 am in Brasilia time), a 17-year-old youth was stopped at a roadblock that was being carried out on Avenida Joliot-Curie, in Nanterre.

According to the police, security agents were checking a Mercedes that was supposedly traveling in a dedicated bus lane. At the time, local police claimed that the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and advanced towards one of the agents. The officer then shot the youth in the chest.

However, a video posted on Twitter after the case went public shows a different version. In the images, 2 police officers are positioned near a yellow car and seem to prevent the vehicle from moving forward. One of them, standing and leaning against the windshield, points his gun at the driver. The car then moves forward, and the officer fires. Then you can see that the car hit a pole.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the police officer responsible for the shooting was in custody. In addition, two investigations were opened by the General Inspectorate of the National Police to investigate the case.


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