France was rocked by a third night of fiery protests on Friday after a 17-year-old was shot and killed by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. The protests, which began on Wednesday, have been largely peaceful, but there have been some clashes between protesters and police. On Friday, hundreds of people were arrested after cars were torched and shops were ransacked.
The protests were sparked by the death of Nahel, who was shot by police on Tuesday. Nahel was reportedly unarmed and running away from police when he was shot. The police have said that Nahel was carrying a knife, but witnesses have disputed this claim.
The protests have been met with condemnation from French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the violence "unacceptable." However, he also said that he understood the anger and frustration that many people are feeling.
The protests have also revived longstanding grievances about policing and racial profiling in France. Nahel was black, and many people believe that he was targeted by police because of his race.
The protests are expected to continue in the coming days. It remains to be seen whether they will escalate or die down.
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The protests in France are a reminder of the deep divisions that exist in the country. The shooting of Nahel has sparked anger and frustration among many people, and it remains to be seen how the government will respond to these concerns.
The protests are also a reminder of the challenges that France faces in terms of policing and racial profiling. The government has promised to address these issues, but it remains to be seen whether it will be able to do so in a way that satisfies the protesters.