The latest from Arte Weekly: How were France’s riots seen abroad? Their echo across Europe, and a look at police violence in different countries

July 12. 2023. – 04:58 AM


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On 27 June, a police officer killed 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk during a traffic stop, sparking days of violent unrest. His death has resurrected potent issues about racism, discrimination and police brutality in France. Far-right politicians in France and abroad used the riots for political gain, linking the rioting to immigration. We take a look at how the events were viewed across Europe.

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