The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has announced this Friday some measures to try to contain the wave of riots that has shaken the country for three days after the death of Nahel, a 17-year-old boy, after being shot by a police officer last Tuesday. at a control in Nanterre, one of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris, also called suburb.
Macron, who was in Brussels at the European summit, has brought forward his return to be able to preside over the second crisis meeting that has been done since the altercations began. Several of the government ministers attended, including the Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin, and the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne.
In the early hours of Friday the violence has escalated a degree, with almost 900 detainees and degradations, looting and fires in many French cities. The riots are no longer only in the neighborhoods of the cities, but have spread to the center of them as happened yesterday in Marseille or Paris.
Macron has denounced the “instrumentalization unacceptable death of a boy” and has called for firmness for those “who use this situation to create disorder”, attack buildings and loot shops. He has appealed to “the responsibility of parents”, as he has explained that the current situation is the result of acts “of organized and equipped groups”, but “also many young people”.
“I appeal to the sense of responsibility of mothers and fathers. The Republic has no vocation to replace them (…) It is your responsibility to keep them at home“, has said.