994 people involved in violent protests across the country against the death of a young man by police firing in France have been detained.
According to the French news agency AFP, violent protests have been going on for four days. Across the country, and 45,000 police officers have been deployed in different cities to control the protesters.
It should be noted that on Tuesday, 17-year-old Naheel M. was shot dead. By the police in Nanterre, west of Paris. After which protests started in different cities.
Despite the presence of security personnel. Incidents of looting occurred in the markets of different cities on Friday night. While protesters also set fire to vehicles and garbage bins.
The deceased youth, Naheel M., will be buried today, Saturday, in Nantere. Where he lived and was killed by police firing in the same area.
On Saturday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darman told the media during a tour of the affected areas of western Paris. That last night’s violence was low but there was an “extraordinary” police deployment to prevent further incidents.
The French national football team also appealed for an end to the violent protests. Saying that “instead of violence, there should be an opportunity for mourning, dialogue, and reconstruction.”
Naheel M. was the only child of his mother, who worked as a home delivery driver and also played rugby league.
video of the shooting went viral
The police initially tried to play down the incident, but when the video of the shooting went viral on social media, citizens in suburbs including Paris protested against the policemen.
In the video, it can be seen that two police officers are pointing guns at the driver, while one police officer opens fire when the car moves.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the police shooting “unspeakable and inexcusable”.
Naheel’s family is from Algeria.
Demonstrators in France demanded justice for Naheel, saying, “If you are Arab or black, here there is violence by the police every day.”