The death of a teenager in suburbs of Paris sparked new phase of protests in the city hours before the second round of presidential election.
The incident took place when a 17-year-old man was driving a quad bike using no helmet in the neighboring Antony commune. The spot is seven miles from Paris and, according to the local media, the young boy was from the Massy Commune in Paris. Frightened by the sight of Anti-Crime Brigade (BAC) officers, the boy fleeted anxiously.
The stress and anxiety of the pursuing police forces distracted the boy in the road and he crashed a bus midway. The incident took place at a high speed and taking the man to the hospital did not work; he passed away out of severe injuries.
Protest set off right after the news spread in the city with angry protesters asking for “justice” for the dead youth. Breaking windows and firing the garbage cans across the city, dozens of protesters were arrested by police forces. The infuriated protesters, however, did not cease demonstrations after confrontation with police.
Throwing stones and angry shouts was the answer the police got from the protesters. Reports also indicate that some street furniture were also damaged and a bus stop was ruined. The protesters called for more people to take to the streets in social media asking for clarification of the incident.
The local officials believe that it was a traffic accident without the intrusion of police forces. Investigation has been launched to clarify the truth behind the accident and the police role in it.
from Instituto Manquehue - rss http://ift.tt/2pSLw9Y