In the aftermath of the tragic death of 17-year-old Nahel M. during a traffic stop, the French government has been grappling with ongoing riots and incidents of looting. To address the situation, President Emmanuel Macron convened a meeting with hundreds of French officials on Tuesday, aiming to delve into the underlying causes that have contributed to the country’s descent into turmoil.
At the Elysee palace gathering, approximately 250 mayors representing municipalities impacted by a week of violence came together. Meanwhile, authorities reported a comparatively more peaceful night across the nation. This gathering marks a significant step toward understanding and finding solutions for the challenges France is facing.