France To Deploy 40,000 Police As Riots Continue After Police Kill Teenager At Traffic-Stop

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Riots in France continue after Paris police shot and killed a 17-year-old named Nahel on Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.  Two police say Nahel ran a red light and avoided a traffic checkpoint.  Nahel was stopped by a traffic jam and the two officers drew their weapons to prevent Nahel from leaving and one officer fired, killing the teenager.  Nanterre prosecutor Pascal Prach said that the officer who fired was being held in custody and that “the conditions for the legal use of the weapon were not met.” Riots have since erupted for the past two days in Paris, Toulouse and other cities with rioters burning vehicles and buildings.  French President Emmanuel Macron called the killing “inexplicable and inexcusable” and ordered rioters to allow peace to return as Nahel’s mother called for a silent march on Thursday. French authorities plan to deploy 40,000 police on Thursday to quell the riots.