Police clash with rioters as unrest continued into Wednesday night
Riots broke out across France for the fourth night in a row as police declared they were at “war on vermin” ahead of the funeral of a teenager shot dead by an officer who caused unrest. fine.
Dramatic images and footage showed fires burning in the streets with smoke billowing into the sky, shops ransacked and protesters violently clashing with police firing tear gas into the crowd.
The French Interior Ministry said in an update on Saturday that 1,311 people had been arrested across the country, while the government deployed 45,000 police in an attempt to quell the violence, about 2,500 fires were extinguished. during the night.
Nahel Merzouk, 17, will be laid to rest on Saturday after an Islamic ceremony near his home in the suburb of Nanterre, northwest of Paris, where he was shot in the chest while at the wheel of a Mercedes. stood still last Tuesday.
The officer responsible – identified as Florian M., 38 – remains in custody on a murder charge.
The police stated in a leaked intelligence report that they were “armed with barbaric vermin” with the intention of attacking them and destroying as much property as possible.
Watch live: Nanterre holds funeral for teenager shot dead by French police
You can watch Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, live on Saturday as a funeral is held for a teenager shot dead by French police.
Nahel Merzouk, 17, died after being shot in the chest while at the wheel of a stationary Mercedes last Tuesday.
The teenager will be laid to rest after a Muslim ceremony near his home in the northwestern suburbs of Paris,
Sam RkainaJuly 1, 2023 12:11
Watch: Police clash with rioters as unrest continues into Wednesday night
Paris: Police clash with rioters as unrest continues into Wednesday night
Tara CobhamJuly 1, 2023 12:00
Family and friends watch coffin of teenager shot dead by police
Family and friends watch the open coffin of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk, before it is taken to a mosque for a service and then buried in the town cemetery.
The Islamic ceremony will be held at 2pm (1pm UK time) at Grande Mosquée Ibn Badis near the teenager’s home in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
Tara Cobham1 July 2023 11:42
The number of overnight arrests is now 1,311
France’s interior ministry said in an update on Saturday that 1,311 people were arrested across the country on Wednesday night of riots as police shot dead a 17-year-old man.
The government has deployed 45,000 police officers across the country to try to quell the violence. Young protesters overnight clashed with police, set about 2,500 fires and ransacked shops.
The funeral for Nahel, who was killed by police on the outskirts of Nanterre on Tuesday, began on Saturday with a visitation, followed by a mosque service and burial at a cemetery there.
Tara CobhamJuly 1, 2023 10:41
Watch: Rioters attack Apple store in Strasbourg after Paris police shooting
Rioters attacked an Apple store in Strasbourg, France, on Friday (June 30) after a 17-year-old man of Algerian and Moroccan descent was shot by police on Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre .
Video from La Presse Libre shows people throwing rocks and storming into the store.
It comes as unrest has flared across the country for four consecutive nights following the death of a teenager, who has been named Nahel Merzouk, who was captured on video.
The officer responsible – identified as Florian M., 38 – is in custody after being charged with murder.
Rioters attack Apple store in Strasbourg after Paris police shooting
Tara CobhamJuly 1, 2023 10:18
Graffiti in Nanterre illustrates anger erupting after teenage murder
Graffiti in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, where Nahel was shot dead by police, illustrates the anger that erupted there after the murder of a 17-year-old girl and quickly spread across the country.
The teenager’s shooting has stirred long-simmering tensions between police and young people in housing projects, who struggle with poverty, unemployment and racism.
The “country of human rights” has been crossed out and replaced with a “police-free country” on a wall in the area, while another graffiti reads: “Youth life in the suburbs” oh very important.”
Bel Trew in Nanterre, Paris1 July 2023 10:04
Riots raged across France on the Wednesday night before Nahel .’s funeral
Riots raged across France on Wednesday night as family and friends prepared to bury the 17-year-old killed by police, sparking unrest.
Despite the massive deployment of 45,000 police to the streets of the country, cars and buildings were burned and shops looted, while the Interior Ministry announced 994 arrests across the land. water early Saturday.
Nahel Merzouk, 17, will be laid to rest after a Muslim ceremony near his home in the suburb of Nanterre, northwest of Paris, where he was shot in the chest while at the wheel of a stationary Mercedes on Tuesday last week.
Tara Cobham1 July 2023 09:50
Clashes overnight in cities across France
Overnight there were clashes between protesters and police in Marseille, Lyon and Grenoble, where security forces said shops were also looted.
In Lyon, French authorities deployed members of RAID – an elite tactical unit of the police.
French media reported that two police officers were assaulted in Marseille, and a total of 95 people were arrested.
Violence also rocked Paris. The video was shot in the 18th arrondissement, the central area of Paris and shown to independence showed groups of youths burning tires and setting off fireworks at security forces in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Bel Trew in Nanterre, Paris1 July 2023 09:30
Nearly 1,000 arrested for police ‘departure’ as family prepares funeral
Nearly 1,000 people were arrested across France overnight when police declared they were “making war” while the family of a teenager was shot dead by an officer preparing for his funeral on Sunday. Saturday.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Saturday morning that 994 people had been arrested in the fourth consecutive night of clashes across the country while 79 were injured.
Violence erupted after the death of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk, who will be laid to rest on Saturday after a Muslim ceremony near his home in the suburb of Nanterre, northwest of Paris.
It was there that he was shot in the chest while at the wheel of a stationary Mercedes last Tuesday.
The officer responsible – identified as Florian M., 38 – remains in custody on charges of murder.
An additional 45,000 police officers have been deployed across the country, including many armed paramilitary units.
“France will win, not the rioters,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Saturday.
In return, the police claimed in a leaked intelligence report that they were “armed with barbaric vermin” with the intention of attacking them and destroying as much property as possible.
The UK Foreign Office has warned British tourists of the dangers of traveling in France.
Tara Cobham1 July 2023 08:32
In the photo: Another night of clashes between protesters and police
Tara Cobham1 July 2023 08:11