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In Marseille, four people were detained for beating two policemen.

In Marseille, four people were detained for beating two policemen.

French Marseille law enforcers have detained four people suspected of brutally beating two police officers during riots in the country, TF1 reported.

During the riots on the night of June 30, two off-duty Marseille judicial police officers were identified by protesters and beaten in the city center, one was stabbed.

“According to our information, four men, already known to the police services, were detained,” the channel said in a statement.

The suspects, aged 20, 21, 28 and 36, were arrested the day before. They are already known to law enforcement officers for violence against government officials, theft, drug trafficking, extortion, threats to life,  TF1 reports.

Two men were tracked with the help of CCTV cameras in the city, another was able to detain thanks to the DNA left on the clothes of police officers, the TV channel reports.

As noted by TF1, the maximum detention period for “attempted intentional murder of government officials” is 48 hours.

On Tuesday, 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 about 500 city halls, police stations and other authorities. More than 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.