France Riots Latest Update Spread In Switzerland Mayor Attacked In Paris Know Full Detail


Berlin: The ‘flames’ of French riots have reached Lausanne in neighboring Switzerland where seven people, most of them teenagers, have been detained after some shops were pelted with stones. The police gave this information on Sunday. Police said in a statement that more than 100 people gathered on Saturday evening in the central area of ​​French-speaking Lausanne in western Switzerland. It has been said in the statement that they had gathered after an appeal made on social media regarding the violence in France. France has been rocked by violence after a police shooting killed a 17-year-old in a suburb of Paris.

The window panes of several shops were broken and the door of a shop was damaged due to stone pelting and petrol bomb hurling by youths, police said. Police said it detained six minors, aged between 15 and 17, three girls and three boys and having nationalities of Portugal, Somalia, Bosnia, Switzerland, Georgia and Serbia. Police said they have also detained a 24-year-old Swiss national. No police officer was injured in the incident.

3000 arrested so far

Violence broke out in France after a police shooting killed a youth in the early hours of Sunday, with protesting youths ramming a burning car into a mayor’s residence. However, now a slight decrease is being seen in the cases of violence. Police arrested 719 miscreants in the early hours of Sunday and strict security arrangements have been made. Police have arrested more than 3,000 people since the protests began on Tuesday night. Nahel, 17, who was killed in police firing in the suburb of Nanterre, was given a final farewell on Saturday. A large number of people stood by the side of the road as the body was brought to the cemetery.

A video of the incident in which 17-year-old Nahel died during a traffic check on Tuesday has also surfaced. The video shows two officers standing near the window of the car, one of whom points a gun at the driver. As the teen steps forward, the officer opens fire. This incident has shaken the country and people are very angry. Nahel’s death sparked anger in the Paris suburbs and quickly escalated into violence across the country. Protesters lit firecrackers and set barricades on fire near northern Paris.

Mayor’s wife and children injured

Police fired tear gas shells to control the protesters. Protesters targeted the mayor’s residence in the suburb of Hay-les-Roses late at night. Protesters have vandalized and torched several schools, police stations, town halls and stores in recent days, but this is the first time a mayor’s residence has been attacked. Mayor Vincent Jeanbrun said his wife and their children were wounded in the attack that happened around 1:30 a.m. His family members were sleeping at home when the attack took place and he was monitoring the violence at the town hall. Describing the violence as unacceptable, the mayor urged the government to impose a state of emergency.

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