As riots continue to rage across France following the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old boy by a police officer during a traffic stop, some rioters have now begun shooting down government surveillance cameras.
Videos posted on Twitter show some rioters shooting guns at surveillance cameras, while one video shows another using a chainsaw to cut down a metal post to topple the CCTV device in an unknown region of France.
As The Daily Fetched reported on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron held a crisis meeting and called for peace to quell the riots, emphasizing the need for a complete and thorough investigation into Nahel’s death.
France has since suspended all public transportation in response to the nationwide protests and riots.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the deployment of 40,000 federal and local police officers to quell the nationwide protests and riots.
The killing of Nahel M, 17, sparked the riots earlier this week.
Nahel was in a Mercedes AMG with two others before being stopped by two police officers for breaking traffic rules, France24 reported.
While initial reports said the teenager was shot because he was driving his car at the police officer, a new version of events contradicted the report by a video circulating on social media.
The footage showed the police officers standing by the side of the stationary car while one pointed a weapon at the driver.
A voice is heard saying, “You are going to get a bullet in the head.”
The officer appears to fire at the driver at point-blank range as the car drives off before crashing.
One passenger was detained and released after an investigation, while another is missing as fleeing the scene.