Protests Continue After Police Shooting of French Teen

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Protesters gathered in Nanterre, near Paris, to march in memory of Nahel, a 17-year-old who was killed in a police shooting. More than 600 people were arrested on Thursday and around 200 police officers were injured during the violent third day of protests. After a peaceful protest on Thursday demonstrators erected barricades, set cars on fire and shot fireworks at police officers in several towns. The incident has ignited outrage and exacerbated existing tensions between law enforcement and the youth in France. The family and legal representatives of the victim have not explicitly claimed that the shooting was racially motivated, nor have they provided the teenager’s full name or additional details about him. The unrest has also spread to Brussels, Belgium, where a small number of individuals were arrested.