STORY – The President of the Republic has deemed “inexplicable, inexcusable” the death of “a teenager”.
Special envoy to Marseilles.
Between the dilapidated towers of the Benza district, in Marseille, Emmanuel Macron ends this Wednesday a three-day visit to the Marseille city where he mainly surveyed the popular cities. Since the day before, the images of Nahel, killed at 17 by a policeman in Nanterre, have provoked indignation. In particular in these neighborhoods where the relationship with the police has deteriorated for a long time. The president refrained from commenting on them on Tuesday.
After a night of indignant reactions and urban violence in the Hauts-de-Seine, the executive is worried about a contagion in the rest of France while more isolated incidents have already occurred in several other cities, including Bordeaux, relegating to the background the announcements of the Head of State against unsanitary housing, expected by the inhabitants who came to meet him. The specter of several nights of widespread violence throughout the territory, as in 2005 after the deaths of Zyed and Bouna is…