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Around 850 police and firefighters were injured in the riots in France.

Around 850 police and firefighters were injured in the riots in France.

About 850 police officers and firefighters were injured during the pogroms in France after the murder of a 17-year-old teenager by a policeman, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said during a meeting in the French National Assembly on Wednesday.

“Between June 27 and July 4, 850 police and firefighters were injured, many of them seriously,” the minister said at a meeting broadcast on the official website of the lower house of the French parliament.

Earlier, the French authorities reported that the riots affected more than 500 communes in the metropolis, more than 700 buildings were damaged.

“What is the connection between the death of a young man and attacks on 90 school institutions, 103 city hall buildings and 180 police commissariats, gendarmerie, fire stations?” the minister said.

 


Darmanen also said that 27 government officials, including several mayors, were attacked, noting that “nothing can justify this violence.”

On June 27, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager during a check on a road in Nanterre, who, according to security officials, refused to comply with their demands. During the week, riots broke out in a number of French cities. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, across the country, young people set fire to more than 12,000 cars, as well as buildings of city halls, police stations and other authorities. About four thousand people were detained, a significant part of them were minors. According to the Ministry of Economy, more than a thousand retail outlets, about 370 bank branches, 200 grocery stores and 436 tobacco shops were looted.