Second French City Implements Curfew Amid Mass Riots Following Teenager Killing by Police

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Second French City Implements Curfew Amid Mass Riots Following Teenager's Killing by Police

Second City in France Implements Curfew Due to Mass Riots

The French city of Compiegne, located in the northern part of the country, has imposed a night curfew until Monday for minors under the age of 16 without supervision due to mass riots in the country following the police killing of a 17-year-old teenager, reported the French Press agency citing the city hall.

Earlier, the authorities in the city of Clamart, located near Paris, where riots broke out following the police killing of a teenager in Nanterre, announced the implementation of a night curfew until Monday.

Compiegne Enforces Night Curfew for Minors Following Widespread Disorder

"The Compiegne City Hall in the Uaza department also imposed a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until Monday for unaccompanied minors under the age of 16," the agency's statement said.

On Tuesday morning, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager during a road check in Nanterre, a suburb west of Paris. According to the police, the teenager refused to comply with their demands. As a result, riots erupted in several cities that have been ongoing for two days. The youth is setting cars, police buildings, and government facilities on fire. The Ministry of Interior reported the arrest of 150 people on Thursday morning.

The police officer who shot the teenager has been charged with intentional homicide.

French authorities have called on citizens to "calm down," while demanding a fair investigation into the case. The President of France called the incident "unexplainable and inexcusable," adding that "nothing justifies the death of a young person." The Prime Minister stated that the police acted "beyond permissible limits."

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