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Firefighters extinguish burning vehicles during clashes between protesters and police in Paris, France.

REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq

French outrage over teenager shot dead by cops

On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron held a crisis meeting of his government after a second night of clashes between protesters and cops over the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old in Nanterre. The teenager, who was reportedly from a family of Algerian origin, was killed during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning. At least 150 people were arrested overnight as the protests spread from Paris to other cities, with vehicles set ablaze and tear gas fired.

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Justice for Adama Traoré: Police brutality in France
Justice for Adama Traoré: Police Brutality in France | GZERO World

Justice for Adama Traoré: Police brutality in France

The George Floyd protests in the United States have inspired countries around the world to take a closer look at their own problems with police brutality and racism. In France, thousands have recently taken to the streets to demand justice for Adama Traoré, a Frenchman of African origin who died in police custody in 2016. But how similar are the French and American experiences with policing and racial injustice?

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