PARIS was rocked by another night of protests with rioters hurling firecrackers at police as outrage over the killing of a teenager by “execution” continued.
Chilling clips shared online show cars, buildings and even police The station is being ravaged by raging hell.
The turmoil has now turned to looting, as crowds were filmed looting shops in the nearby Chatelet shopping complex. Notre Dame Cathedral.
Police said protesters smashed windows before taking goods, while other businesses were vandalized and set on fire.
City halls, police cars and trains were all set ablaze across the country, while gangs battled with police, who responded with tear gas and batons.
Macron was caught hugging Elton and her husband David’s furniture backstage as they took pictures after the concert.
The president – who gave the Rocket Man singer France’s Legion of Honor award – has been criticized for standing side by side with celebrities while his country is in turmoil.
Thierry Mariani, an MEP with Marine Le Pen‘s National Rally, raged: “While France was on fire, Macron applauded Elton John.”
In Paris – the epicenter of last night’s violence – 40,000 cars were burned police flooded the streets in the most violent clashes ever.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said some 667 protesters had been arrested across France amid the fury.
Twelve buses were burned in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers alone, while an overnight curfew was in place in the nearby town of Clamart.
There were similar scenes in cities and towns across France in the early hours of Friday morning, especially in the southern city of France. Marseille.
Locals took to the streets after the tragedy Nael, 17 years old, was was shot in the wheel of a Mercedes on Tuesday morning.
French-Algerian people The delivery driver was shot dead by a policeman who threatened to “put a bullet in his head.”
The 38-year-old officer involved, Florian M, was remanded in custody after being charged with attempted murder.
His lawyer Laurent-Franck Liénard said he was “devastated” by the incident, adding: “he doesn’t get up in the morning to kill people”.
“The first words he said were sorry and the last words he said were sorry to the family,” he said.
Florian told prosecutors he saw a yellow Mercedes-AMG sports car with Polish number plates “driving at high speed in the bus lane”.
He said: “Considering his behavior and the subject seemed young, I decided to follow him to check.
“During the journey, the driver committed several traffic violations.”
When Florian and a colleague approached Nahel’s car, they are said to have pulled out pistols.
“We pointed them at the driver to prevent him from restarting,” Florian said.
He later admitted to discharging his pistol once as the vehicle moved forward.
Florian added: “[It was] because the driver seems dangerous.
“We were afraid of being hit by a car.”
Florian’s testimony was read by Pascal Prache, the Nanterre prosecutor, at a press conference yesterday.
Prache confirmed evidence included a video of the shooting in which Florian was heard saying “I’ll put a bullet in your head” before he opened fire.
He added Nahel “died by being shot by the police”.
“The legal conditions for the use of weapons are not justifiable,” he said.
Florian was held in solitary confinement in La Santé, one of Paris’ harshest prisons, on Thursday night.
He is appealing his murder charge today, after a judge said he would be remanded in custody until his trial.
Despite the progress in the case, fighting between riot police and youth groups broke out at the “White March” in Nanterre this afternoon.
It was there that Nahel was killed on Tuesday morning as he got into the wheel of a car that was stopped by two traffic control officers.
More than 6000 people took part in the march – a traditional show of respect in Francewhen mourners wear white and remember someone who has passed away.
Among the participants was Nahel’s mother, Monica, who put herself in a van while wearing a “Justice for Nahel” shirt.
She was heard chanting: “I support Nahel, I support Nahel,”
It was echoed by the crowd shouting: “Justice for Nahel! Justice for Nahel.”
But as the march progressed, youths started setting fires and hurling bullets at hundreds of riot police in the area.
Within minutes, thick plumes of black smoke were seen mixed with tear gas fired by officers.
A local policeman said: “The atmosphere is very tense and violence is going on.”
The demonstration went like President Emmanuel Macron scheduled a new emergency cabinet meeting for Friday morning.
He will once again sit down with police chiefs and senior ministers to reassess the response to growing unrest in Paris.
The president described the shooting as “unexplainable and inexcusable” but called for “respect and calm”.
However, police unions were furious at his comments, with the Union Police accusing him of “condemning our colleagues before justice had a chance to speak”.
It came like Nahel’s grieving mother reveals his tragic last words before he was killed.