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France: The revolt against police impunity continues

France. April 22. In reaction to the police violence that took place in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, a third night of rage took place on Monday, April 20. The day before yesterday, numerous clashes had already taken place in the suburbs of Paris and Toulouse. Last night, April 21 clashes were reported from several banlieus (suburbs) across France and tonight, first clashes in Libercourt and Limoges were reported.

Originally published by Nantes Révoltée. Translated by Enough 14. Introduction by Enough 14 and we have added two videos by L’écho Des Banlieues and two tweets from tonight.

Images : Taha Bouhafs, Charles Baudry, Amar Toualit, ACTA, vidéos Snapchat.

On Monday night, the revolt spread: in Lyon, Strasbourg, where a police station was targeted, and in many other cities.

In the Parisian suburbs, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Suresnes, Aulnay-sous-bois, Saint-Denis, Meudon, Nanterre, Clichy-sous-Bois, numerous fireworks were fired and sporadic incidents were recorded.

Many videos are circulating on Snapchat and Twitter.

The territory has been under police surveillance since the beginning of the confinement. In the neighbourhoods, the situation is particularly difficult because of overcrowding, precariousness and social problems.

The police have been even more rampant there since the beginning of the pandemic: behind the state of health emergency, a colonial management of the peripheral populations.

Several people have been seriously injured or have lost their lives in recent weeks during police operations.

Tonight in Limoges (Beaubreuil district):

Tonight in Limoges (Beaubreuil district), Town hall was set on fire:


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