Youths clash with police in French city of Marseille – paper

Youths clash with police in French city of Marseille – paper
epa10717700 French riot police clash with protesters following a march in the memory of 17-year-old Nahel, who was killed by French Police in Nanterre, near Paris, France, 29 June 2023. Violence broke out after the police fatally shot a 17-year-old during a traffic stop in Nanterre on 27 June. According to the French interior minister, 31 people were arrested with 2,000 officers being deployed to prevent further violence. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - Youths clashed with police in Marseille on Thursday evening, reported the city's main paper La Provence, as public anger over the police shooting of a 17-year old near Paris earlier this week risked spreading across the country.


La Provence reported police had fired tear gas grenades and that Marseille’s tourist hot-spot of Le Vieux Port had been evacuated.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-GuptaEditing by Chris Reese)



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