In the city of Nanterre, protesters protesting the killing of a young driver named Nael M. by the police took to the streets in different cities such as Lille, Strasbourg, Marseille and Nanterre.
Bank set on fire, stores looted
According to the news in the French press, a tram in the city of Venissieux and a bank in the city of Nanterre, where Nael died, were set on fire.
Activists, who set fire to vehicles, public goods and garbage bins in different cities, threw fireworks at the police. Stores were looted in the cities of Marseille, Paris and Lille.
In order to intervene in the events in the cities of Bordeaux and Lille, a special police team called RAID, which fights especially against terrorism and organized crime, was assigned.
It was learned that 40 thousand police officers were deployed across the country, 5 thousand of which were in Paris.
176 people in custody
176 people were detained in the events that broke out on 29 June across the country.
On the other hand, Laurent-Franck Lienard, the lawyer of the police officer who killed Nael, stated that he would appeal the arrest warrant for his client.
Curfew declared in 4 cities
According to the news in the French press, a curfew was imposed between 23.00 and 06.00 until 3 July in 3 neighborhoods in the city of Neuilly-sur-Marne, and between 22.00 and 05.00 until 2 July in the city of Savigny-le-Temple.
On the other hand, in the city of Compiegne, a curfew will be imposed on those under the age of 16 who are not accompanied by a parent, between 10:00 and 06:00 until July 3.
29 people were detained in Brussels, where the events in France spread
The number of people detained as a result of the clash between the police and the group gathered in Anneessens, one of the central districts of Brussels, in order to support the demonstrations in France after the death of 17-year-old Nael M as a result of the fire opened by the police on 27 June, increased to 29.
It was learned that 26 of these people were underage.
At 22:00 local time, a group of young people gathered in the Anneessens district, smashed the cobblestones, broke the windows at the bus stops and set some vehicles on fire.
A brawl broke out between the police and the demonstrators on Lemonnier Boulevard in the center of the city, the Anneessens metro station was closed, and vehicles were prohibited from entering the area.
While the situation is calm after the detentions, intense security measures continue in the region.
Nael M., a 17-year-old Algerian, was killed when a police officer opened fire on the car in the city of Nanterre on 27 June, which had 3 people in it and did not obey the “stop” warning.
The Nanterre Prosecutor’s Office announced that the police officer who shot and killed the driver would be detained on the grounds of “deliberate murder”.