France Riots: France has been burning for three days. The reason is the murder of a 17-year-old boy. On June 27, Nahil M was shot dead by a police officer in Nanterre, a sub-urban area of the capital Paris. He was a takeaway delivery driver and his mother’s only support. He loved to play rugby. His murder has left the whole family shattered. To get justice for Nahil, his mother had come out on the streets with a torch. Riots have spread in France since this incident. The situation is that there is talk of declaring emergency.
Here is the video people!
The French police are begging “Nahel M” to cooperate and he stomps on the gas. A cop is hit by his car and fires his gun.
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Nahel wanted to become an electrician
Nahel was of Algerian origin. His school history has been quite tumultuous. He grew up in the city of Nanterre. He lived with his mother Maunia. He never saw his father. He had enrolled in a college in Surence near home. He wanted to become an electrician. Nahel was an active member of the Pirates of Nanterre Rugby Club for the last three years. He also had no criminal record, but was known to the police.
Had to pay the price of not stopping the car
He was stopped by the traffic police on Tuesday morning when he was driving a Mercedes. Then a police officer shot him. Even after being shot, he ran away with the car, going ahead the car collided. After this he died. After his murder, the accused police officer was taken into custody. Some people are linking it to racial violence. The reason was Nahel was of Algerian origin.
However, the lawyer for Nahel’s family, Yasin Buzru, says the focus should be on seeking justice rather than simply viewing the incident through the prism of racism.
Questions raised on policing system
As the protests continue the investigation into Nahel’s murder unfolds. Questions are being raised about the law enforcement system of France. Critics argue that the current system often shields police officers. Due to which the accused officers escape. There is a need to take concrete steps to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure said that refusing to stop does not give you a license to kill. In a democratic country all children have the right to get justice.
Reminiscent of 2005 riots
The riots triggered by Nahel’s murder are reminiscent of the 2005 incident. At that time two teenagers, Zayd Bena and Dwarf Traoré, lost their lives while running from the police after a football match. These incidents have triggered a renewed discussion about the accountability of the police and the need for reform.
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