After the riots, French security concerns rise

After the riots, French security concerns rise

A survey conducted by the “OpinionWay” institute for the newspaper “Le Parisien” shows that the concern of French citizens for security jumped by 10 points after the riots and tensions following the death of young Nahel, killed by a police officer.

Thus, only 30% of French people find that Emmanuel Macron and his government have “managed” the crisis well, reveals According to the survey, noting that “the gap between the rulers and the ruled remains very wide. We see it first with the President of the Republic, only 5% of French people think that he managed the crisis very well”.

It also emerges from this survey that 26% of French people do not trust the police (18% rather distrust, 8% do not trust at all).

Carried out on July 5 and 6, 2023, this survey was conducted among a sample of 1,011 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over.

Urban violence erupted in France on June 27 following the death of young Nahel, 17, killed by a police officer during a traffic check in Nanterre (Paris region). An amateur video widely shared on social networks showing a policeman shooting the minor at the end of his life contradicted the initial version of the police and aroused indignation and anger in the country.

On the evening of the tragedy, violence between angry young people and the police broke out in Nanterre before subsequently spreading to other cities in the Paris region and other cities across the country.

As a reminder, the policeman who killed Nahel was indicted for intentional homicide and imprisoned.


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