A firefighter who was working to extinguish a fire in a parking lot in the city of Saint Denis, caused by the riots that France has been experiencing for six days on the northern outskirts of Paris, has died, the Interior Minister announced. Gerald Darmanin.
In a message on his Twitter account, the minister explained that the dead man, who he was 24 years old, he was a chief corporal of the Paris Fire Brigade.
His death, in circumstances that have not yet emerged in an underground car park in this popular city on the northern outskirts of Paris, occurred despite the rapid intervention of his colleagues, Darmanin stressed.
three officers injured
At least 157 people have been arrested tonight on the sixth night of protests in France and three law enforcement officers injureda figure much lower than those of the previous nights, after five days marked by riots in the French streets after the death of Nahel, a 17-year-old boy in Nanterre at the hands of a police officer.
This balance, which includes some twenty arrests in Paris, is far from the more than 700 arrested on Saturday and the more than 1,000 on Friday, after various political and social sectors have made numerous calls for calm.
On the other hand, the Police had to disperse a few hundred people from an extreme right-wing group that was protesting on the stairs of a hotel in Lyon with tear gas, according to the newspaper. Figaro.
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, receives this Monday the presidents of the Senate and the National Assembly, while the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, will invite the spokespersons of the parliamentary groups in the afternoon “in a logic of exchanges.” The president will receive on Tuesday at the Élysée Palace the councilors of more than 220 municipalities affected by the protests.
Macron has also asked his ministers to “restore order and guarantee a return to calm”, while he has indicated that The Government “must continue to be at the side” of the security forces that have been mobilized day and nightreports the BFMTV network.
Attack on the symbols of France
Since the revolts began in many parts of the French republic, which have been reproducing at the encouragement of the extreme left since October 2005, town halls, schools and the police have been the object of attacks by violent groups.
The last case has been the one experienced has been the one suffered by the woman of the mayor of the northern town of L’Hay-les-Roses, Vincent Jeanbrunwho reported this Sunday that his home was hit by a burning vehicle.
At the time of the events, the councilor was in the City Hall managing the crisis. However, his wife and his two young children were inside the home. When they tried to escape the attack through the back door, they received the impact of fireworks, for which the woman had to be hospitalized with minor injuries. “It has been an assassination attempt of unspeakable cowardice,” lamented the mayor in a statement picked up by the BFMTV network.
Even Nahel’s grandmother has implored “let all this stop To people who are breaking things I tell them to stop. Don’t destroy the schools“. Nadia has accused part of the protesters of using the death of her grandson “as an excuse” to destroy the country. “Don’t destroy the schools, don’t destroy the buses, because it is the mothers who use them,” she said. .
In addition to town halls, schools and libraries, Police stations are also being affected by the attacks of the radicals far left who roam freely through the towns and cities of France. On Saturday night alone, 59 police stations and police posts were looted, more than twenty town halls were attacked and burned, and nearly thirty schools.