France, Sixth Night of Clashes: 157 Arrested, Firefighter Killed

Riots continue in France following the murder of 17-year-old Nahel from the Nanterre suburbs at a security checkpoint.

Last night, the police made 157 arrests in the urban riots, which is still less than in previous evenings. Three police officers were injured, and the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, reported the tragic death of a 24-year-old firefighter who died in Saint-Denis while extinguishing fires that spread across several vehicles.

Yesterday, a burning car was thrown at the door of the mayor’s house in L’Ail-le-Rose on the Ile-de-France, injuring the mayor’s wife and son.

The situation remains extremely tense: French President Emmanuel Macron, after an emergency government meeting, summoned for Tuesday more than 220 mayors of cities with most intense violence, to discuss the situation and examine the plans to prevent future uprisings.