Emmanuel Macron has said ‘the whole nation’ is moved after a teenage driver was shot dead by police in Paris, sparking riots across the city.
The French president said the killing, which took place in the Nanterre district yesterday, was ‘unexplainable and inexcusable’.
The incident was videoed on Tuesday after the youth – named only as Naël M – allegedly broke traffic rules.
Anger erupted across the French capital, with violent demonstrations leading to 31 arrests so far.
Around 1,200 police officers and gendarmes were deployed to keep the violence under control last night, and 24 were injured in the clashes.
Naël’s devastated mother, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I lost a 17-year-old, I was alone with him, and they took my baby away from me.
‘He was still a child, he needed his mother.’
The police officer who killed the boy has been detained on homicide charges as an investigation is carried out.
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