The grandmother of a young man killed by police in France has appealed to people to stop protestingand riots. As the series of violent protests that began after the killing entered its sixth day.
Naheel M’s grandmother, Nadia, told local TV that the rioters were using Tuesday’s killing as an excuse to wreak havoc. According to the British news agency Reuters.
“Our family wants peace,” he said.
“I demand they stop all this; Naheel died, my daughter lost everything, and now she has nothing left to live,” Nadia told BFMTV.
When asked about the fund being raised by the protesters to take action against the police officer who shot Naheel M, he simply said, My heart is very sad.’
The protests have come as President Emmanuel Macron’s worst crisis since the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement in late 2018.
In mid-April, McEwan raised his retirement age, followed by strikes and, in some places, violent protests. After which he pledged to give himself 100 days to create an atmosphere of reconciliation and unity in the country. Will take steps to do so.
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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.
Violent protests and riots broke out after the incident; 1,300 people were detained, and 45,000 police officers were deployed in various cities to control the situation.
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.
Naheel M. was the only child of his mother, who worked as a home delivery driver and also played rugby league.
The police initially tried to play down the incident. But when the video of the shooting went viral on social media. Citizens in the suburbs, including Paris, staged a fierce protest against the policemen, which continues.