France riots: Nahel Merzouk’s grandmother calls for rioters to ‘stop’ as Macron holds crisis talks | World News | Sky News


Emmanuel Macron will meet ministers for crisis talks this evening, as protests across the country continue. A French mayor’s family members were left injured from fleeing their house after protesters rammed their home with a burning car on Saturday night.

Nadia said rioters were using the death of her 17-year-old grandson Nahel Merzouk, who was shot by police during a traffic stop on Tuesday, as “an excuse”.
She told French broadcaster BFM TV: “Fortunately the police are here. The people who are destroying, I tell them to ‘stop’. They are using Nahel as an excuse.
Some 2,400 people have been arrested since Tuesday, following five nights of violent protests which have taken place in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, where Nahel was shot, and other cities and towns across the country.
President Emmanuel Macron is holding a security meeting with French prime minister Elisabeth Borne, interior minister Gerald Darmanin and justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti this evening.


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