Currently, thousands of people are protesting in the France streets following yet another police shooting. Will anything, however, alter?
In the Paris Suburb of Nanterre, many people came out of their houses, and thousands of people protested in the streets of France; this protest was to remember the 17 years old boy killed by the police during a traffic stop.
Nehal M was shot nearly in the chest, a close-range shot, and this scene was captured in the video, and many people came out for the protest across France and a police crackdown.
Across the country, the situation is terrible; cars and buildings are burning, thousands of people are arrested, and the problem is worsening.
As a result of the protest, what will happen? Will the police be held responsible for this when the protest erupts, and will Nahel get justice?
Almost 40,000 police officers are roaming the streets, including 5000 cops in Paris. In the country, the situation is critical after the Wednesday incident. On Wednesday, it was noticed that a group of people were creating tension, setting fire, and attacking schools and other crowded places. Almost 180 people have been arrested now.
This all started when on Tuesday, a police officer killed a teenager in Nanterre. The teenager named Nehal was killed at a short range. As per the video spreading and roaming on social media, it is seen that two police officers are leaning into the car, and all of a sudden, as the driver pulls away, police open the fire. Yet Nahel’s last name is not disclosed by the police.
In pre-trial detention, the cop who shot Nehal was charged in the murder case on Thursday. On Thursday, while answering the press, the Paschal Prache, the Nanterre procedure, stated, “We believe that the legal conditions were not met to use a weapon.”
Furthermore, in a tweet by President Emmanuel Macron, he stated that the act and the condition and violence are just unjustifiable.
“ The violence seen last night, nothing could justify that violence, ” stated Priminster Elizbeth Borne.
In Nanterre, almost 6000 people protested Thursday against the police killing the teenager. Also, the footage is roaming about this incident; it is that the police are trying to control the protestors and also throwing tear gas at them. In addition to avoiding any bad incident, the police keep increasing the number of police officers in the country for security reasons and to avoid any inconvenience. Also, from 9p.m the tramways and the bus services have stopped in the region.
Minister Gerald Darmanin said they would do everything to ensure that everything is not more violent. He stated that during his visit to the town hall, the bad condition of the area, saying that the protestors targeted the town hall in north Paris. In addition, he stated that if police or media notice protesters damaging government properties, buildings, and police suddenly, strict action would be taken against those people or arrest them.
The ensuing chaos is reminiscent of the week-long riots that broke out back in 2005; in that incident, two boys were killed after a police chase in an energy substation, and this shines a focus on long swimming and French police.
Per the Nanterre procedure Prachi Statement, according to the autopsy report, the one gunshot on Nehal’s body went through his left arm and thorax.
Many popular celebrities showed anger at this killing, and many celebrities, footballers, and other personalities showed anger and disappointment.
A French national team player, Mike Maignan, tweeted, “A gunshot in the head of the same person usually dies when they are in the wrong.