On the fifth night of unrest in France, which erupted due to the fact that a policeman shot dead a teenager in the suburbs of Paris, 427 people were arrested, according to Bloomberg. For the second day in a row, the authorities say that the protests are on the decline. Later, however, 719 arrests were announced .
45,000 police officers across the country are involved in quelling the riots. Violence on the streets is accompanied by looting of shops and arson of buildings. In Marseille, protesters were dispersed with tear gas, mass events in the country were canceled . After an appeal posted on social media, approximately 300 people tried to gather near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but they were pushed back by the police.
Due to the current situation, French President Emmanuel Macron canceled his Sunday visit to Germany. Earlier, he called on the parents of young people and the leadership of social networks to help stabilize the situation in the country.
On Saturday, July 1, the funeral of 17-year-old Nael M. was held in a mosque located in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. He was shot dead on July 27 when he tried to escape by car from the police who stopped him. The policeman who shot the teenager has been arrested.