Protesters angry over the killing of a 17-year-old by French police set cars and buildings on fire in suburban Paris, and riots have spread to other cities and towns despite increased security efforts and appeals from the police. calm authorities.
Police arrested 150 people in the second night of protests Wednesday night and early Thursday, the interior minister said.
The fatal point-blank shooting of Nael on Tuesday during a traffic checkpoint in Nanterre, captured on video, was the latest police killing to shock France. It stirred up long-simmering tensions between youth and police in housing projects and other deprived neighborhoods across the country.
Nael’s last name has not been released by authorities or his family. His mother called for a silent march Thursday in his honor in the square where he was killed.