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The French Ministry of Justice spoke about teenagers participating in the riots.

The French Ministry of Justice spoke about teenagers participating in the riots.

About 30% of the 2.4 thousand detainees in France during the four nights of riots are minors, French Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti said in an interview with BFMTV.

“About 30% of detainees in France are minors,” the minister said.


Earlier, he recalled that parents whose young children aged 13 and 14 participate in riots at night in France face two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, about 2.4 thousand people were detained in France in connection with the riots in four days.

On Tuesday morning, 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. In a number of cities in France, riots broke out that have lasted for several days. Young people set fire to cars, buildings of the police and authorities. Police special forces are deployed in a number of cities, armored vehicles and helicopters are involved.