French Foreign Ministry responds to UN call to address racism issues in the police

news 30-Jun-2023 World News

French Foreign Ministry responds to UN's call to address racism issues in the police

The French Foreign Ministry, in response to the UN's call to address racism and racial discrimination issues in the police, stated on Twitter that the accusations against the police force are unfounded. Earlier, the UN had appealed to France to seriously address the problems of racism and racial discrimination within the police force amidst the unrest sparked by the death of a teenager at the hands of the police. "Any accusation of racism or systematic discrimination by law enforcement agencies is absolutely unfounded," the ministry's statement said. The Foreign Ministry emphasizes that French law enforcement agencies are resolutely fighting against discrimination.

On Tuesday morning, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager during a road check in Nanterre - a suburb west of Paris - who, according to the police, refused to comply with their demands. As a result, riots broke out in several cities in France, which have been ongoing for several days. The youth are setting fire to cars, police buildings, and other government representatives. In some cities, riot police have been deployed, and armored vehicles and helicopters have been mobilized.

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