Paris suburb exploded with riot demonstrations
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Paris suburb exploded with riot demonstrations


Paris suburb exploded with riot demonstrations



Protesters responded to police with fireworks and objects thrown from behind burning fences, as the French Argenteuil region suffered a violent demonstration Monday night after the death of an 18-year-old young man.

According to RT news agency, Sabri Choubi was killed in a motorbike accident in the northern suburbs of Paris on the evening of May 16.

Some witnesses claim that the incident involved a police car. Over the next two nights, locals poured out their wrath over Choubi’s death by throwing stones, fireworks and other items at the police.

The police responded with tear gas as anti-riot forces dispersed crowds gathered in some public housing areas on the night of May 18.

Riot has left at least 6 people arrested and 3 police officers injured, while three cars were burned and about 20 trash bins burned. Protesters were reportedly planning to use a petrol bomb to set fire to a local police station.

Photo: Twitter / @ victor_tassel

The Choubi family has filed a lawsuit against the police, leading to a formal investigation into the young man’s death.

While many have blamed the police for the events leading to Choubi’s death, some newspapers reported that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and the subject had lost control of the vehicle. crashed into electric poles.

Police said the Choubi case was used as an excuse for people to vent their frustration after two months of blockade because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prosecutors working at the scene confirmed that Choubi was not chased by police cars, which was on duty in the same area on May 16. They added that a forensic expert has confirmed no evidence of a collision with another vehicle on Choubi’s motorbike.

Thanh Hao


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