24 protesters detained in France after teenager killed by police
The teenager was shot by the police after failing to comply with an order to stop his car.
French media reported on Wednesday that at least 24 people have been arrested in the Hauts-de-Seine department of Paris during rallies that were sparked by the death of a 17-year-old teenager who was shot dead by the police on Tuesday.
The teenager was shot by the police after failing to comply with an order to stop his car. He was reportedly driving a rented Mercedes and broke several traffic rules.
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At 7 am on Wednesday morning, the France Bleu radio reported that 24 people have been detained in the protests, noting that clashes between law enforcers and protesters remained ongoing overnight.
According to French broadcaster BMFTV, as many as 25 police officers sustained injuries from the clashes as they tried to contain angry protesters destroying public and private property, and using trash cans to set up barricades.
The protests spread to other parts of the country and are currently taking place in the cities of Mantes, Marseille, Bordeaux, Roubaix, and Colmar.
The officer responsible for the shooting has reportedly been taken into custody on homicide charges, the police said.
On another note, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that French authorities are planning to deploy over 2,000 police officers in Paris' suburbs due to the protests
"More than 2,000 police officers and gendarmes will be called to work on Wednesday evening in the Parisian suburbs, in particular the Hauts-de-Seine department, to avoid new unrest," Darmanin said on Twitter.