Anger in Paris after police kill teen in traffic stop
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 28, 2023
Protests and unrest erupted in the Paris region overnight after police shot dead a 17-year-old who failed to stop when ordered to by traffic police.
Video circulating on social media shows a police officer pointing a gun at the driver of a car, before a gunshot is heard. The car then crashes to a stop.
The teenager, named as Naël M, died of bullet wounds in the chest despite help from emergency services.
The shooting triggered a series of protests on Tuesday night in Nanterre, the area just west of Paris where the teenager was killed. Some 31 people were arrested following the disorder.
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