Macron to Meet Mayors of 220 Riot Affected Cities, Reports Say

news 03-Jul-2023 Europe

Macron to Meet Mayors of 220 Cities Affected by Unrest, Reports Say

President of France, Emmanuel Macron, is set to meet with mayors from 220 cities that have been affected by recent unrest in the country, according to the television channel BFM TV. The meeting will take place at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday, July 4th.

As announced on Sunday, Macron held a meeting at the Élysée Palace with Prime Minister Elizabeth Born and the Ministers of Interior and Justice. "Emmanuel Macron will receive over 220 mayors from affected municipalities at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday," the channel quotes a source familiar with the president's meeting with the ministers.

The channel further adds that Macron will meet with the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, on Monday, and subsequently with the President of the National Assembly, Yael Braun-Pivet.

On Tuesday morning, during a road check in Nanterre, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager who, according to the authorities, refused to comply with their demands. Unrest has erupted in several cities in France and has been ongoing for several days. According to the Ministry of Interior, youth across the country have set fire to approximately 3,800 vehicles, as well as police and government buildings. The Ministry of Economy reports that around 250 bank branches, 200 grocery stores, and approximately 10 shopping centers have been looted. Riot police units, armored vehicles, and helicopters have been deployed in several cities. Approximately 3,000 individuals have been detained, including many minors.

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