Protests in Paris and France after Nahel was shot dead

The unrest in France continues after 17-year-old Nahel was shot dead by police.
Now both buses and trams are stopped in the country – at the same time as the sale of fireworks is prohibited.
During Friday, the police will use armored vehicles to counter the violence.

After the 17-year-old boy Nahel was shot dead in the Paris suburb of Nanterre earlier this week, large protests and violent unrest have characterized France.

The night of Friday was the third night in a row of large protests in several cities in the country. During the day, President Emmanuel Macron held a crisis meeting due to the violence. According to figures from the government, almost 900 people have been arrested, 492 buildings have been damaged and 2,000 vehicles have been set on fire, writes TT.

Macron wants to see more parental responsibility

The president has also appealed to the country’s parents to take more responsibility for their children. He stated that a third of the people arrested during the night’s unrest are young people.

– Nothing justifies violence, he said in a statement after the crisis meeting, according to French BFM TV.

The president also says he has been in contact with officials at several major social media platforms and urged them to remove sensitive content that he says contributes to the violence.

At the same time, the government is steeling itself for new protests on Friday evening and during the weekend.

The country’s interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, has announced that buses and trams will be stopped after 9 p.m. as a safety measure. At the same time, the sale of fireworks and other flammable products is prohibited.

The police use armored vehicles

Several major concerts and events have also been postponed in an attempt to prevent crowds.

Already during the day, reports of new unrest have come from several quarters. The AFP news agency reports that an Apple store in central Strasbourg was vandalized on Friday afternoon.

On the outskirts of Paris, protesters have tried to enter a shopping mall. A McDonalds restaurant at the shopping center has been vandalized, according to BFM TV.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has made the decision that the police will now use armored vehicles to counter riots.