“A police officer kills an Arab or black child, becomes a millionaire and leaves prison (…) I will never find my son again,” she declared in a video. Nahel’s death sparked violent riots across the country.
It’s a worrying video, five months after the violent riots that hit France. The mother of Nahel, killed on June 27 after a road check in Nanterre, called this Thursday evening to demonstrate on Sunday November 19, at 3 p.m., in the same town of Hauts-de-Seine, Place Nelson Mandela.
“My only son was killed by a police officer. Do we have the right to kill a child for refusing to comply? For four and a half months he had been in pre-trial detention. After four requests for release, he was finally released. A real injustice“, she said in a video sent to Média, a radical left news site.
Florian M., the police officer who shot Nahel, was released under judicial supervision on Wednesday. However, he mustpost a bond» and is prohibited from entering into contact with witnesses and civil parties, “to appear in Nanterre” and of “hold a weapon», According to the prosecution.
“I will never find my son again”
“How can my son’s life have so little value? What message is sent? A police officer kills an Arab or black child becomes a millionaire and leaves prison, and reunites with his family, quietly, for the holidays. I will never find my son again», Continued Nahel’s mother, referring to the kitty launched by Jean Messiha, for the police officer’s family. “Sunday, November 19, come in large numbers to support us. Justice for Nahel“, she concluded in front of the camera.
The images of the biker shooting the teenager at point-blank range, widely distributed on social networks, sparked a wave of urban violence which engulfed many French cities for several consecutive nights. Numerous videos documented looting of stores, theft of construction vehicles, burning of town halls and even gunshots. Some defendants are still waiting to be tried for these acts of violence.
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