Outcry Over Nahel’s Death Spurs Left-Wing ‘Citizen Marches

These marches aim to express “mourning and anger” after the death of the teenager and to denounce policies deemed “discriminatory” against working-class neighborhoods.

A way of expressing “mourning and anger” after the death of Nahel, killed by a policeman in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) last week. Some 90 organizations classified on the left, including LFI, EELV, the CGT, Amnesty International France or Solidaires, are calling for “citizen marches” in France on Saturday July 8. The objective is to denounce policies deemed “discriminatory” against working-class neighborhoods. These organizations demand that the “government take its responsibilities and provide immediate responses to end the confrontation”, according to a press release sent by Solidaires on Wednesday. Follow our live.

Nine indicted in Mons-en-Barœul (North). Nine people were indicted after the fire at the town hall of Mons-en-Barœul in the Lille area, during the violence that broke out after the death of Nahel, the Lille prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday. These people are prosecuted for “voluntary violence against persons holding public authority”, “participation with a weapon in a crowd” and “participation in a criminal association with a view to committing a crime”, specified the prosecution. The town hall, where there were still three agents who had been able to be evacuated, had been set on fire during the night of June 28 to 29.

Sixteen people arrested overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. The return to calm seems to be confirmed. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, 16 people were arrested throughout France, including seven in Paris and in the inner suburbs. After several days of riots, no major incident has been reported, apart from 116 outbreaks of fire recorded on the public highway. That night, eight buildings were also set on fire or damaged and 78 vehicles caught fire. Nationally, in one week, 3,625 people were taken into police custody, including 1,124 minors. Among them, 990 were brought to justice and 380 imprisoned.

An “emergency law” for reconstruction. Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday an “emergency law” to speed up reconstruction in the cities affected by the riots, opening several projects with “absolute priority”, the restoration of a “sustainable order”. Before the mayors of more than 300 municipalities gathered at the Elysée Palace, the Head of State said he was “very cautious” about the prospect of a return to calm, while considering that the “peak” of the first evenings was “pass”.

One dead in Marseille after a “flash-ball type” shot. The Marseille prosecutor’s office reported that a 27-year-old man died in this city probably following a “violent shock to the chest” caused by a “flash-ball type” projectile. This death dates back to the night of Saturday to Sunday, enamelled with riots. The IGPN, the police force, is seized.

The incarcerated police officer support kitty is closed. The policeman who shot Nahel benefited from a movement of solidarity marked by the constitution of a kitty initiated by a figure of the extreme right, Jean Messiha. After causing a scandal on the left, this common pot was closed on Wednesday shortly after midnight, displaying 1,636,220 euros in donations. Nahel’s family lawyer announced in the evening that he had filed a complaint against Jean Messiha, in particular for fraud in an organized gang.

This article is originally published on francetvinfo.fr

Israel Allies Foundation Previous post Profile: Israel Allies Foundation
Next post Koran Burning in Sweden Sparks UN Human Rights Debate