France says to deploy 40,000 police to deal with protests over teen death

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Some 40,000 police will be deployed across France on Thursday to deal with any further protests over the police killing of a teenager that has incensed the country.
AFP
France says to deploy 40,000 police to deal with protests over teen death
AFP

Fireworks explode over the heads of French riot police during protests in Nanterre, west of Paris, on Wednesday.

Some 40,000 police will be deployed across France on Thursday to deal with any further protests over the police killing of a teenager that has incensed the country, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Around 5,000 police will be deployed in and around Paris, he said after two nights of sometimes violent protests over the death of the 17-year-old, shot dead by police during a traffic stop.

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