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France police shooting: Macron calls crisis meeting on riots

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French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a crisis meeting – the second in two days – after another night of rioting in protest after a police officer killed a teenager.

Violence broke out in Marseille, Lyon, Pau, Toulouse and Lille as well as parts of Paris overnight, including the suburb of Nanterre where 17-year-old Nahel M was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin says 667 people were arrested in what he described as a night of “rare violence”. (Al Jazeera)


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