France continues to be at the top of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. From Paris to the South of France, people around the world love visiting this country and taking part in its richness, beauty, and all that it has to offer.
Earlier this year, French residents made international headlines for protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s choice to increase the retirement age to 64. Despite the public backlash, however, the French president made clear his resolve.
Now, the French are protesting and rioting again. This time, it deals with the police shooting of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk. The young man lost his life after an officer opened fire on him in Nanterre during a car chase.
What’s escalated in France since then is raising concern across the globe.
What to know about the ongoing rioting in France
So far, French riots have remained persistent for nearly one week.
Despite Merzouk’s death being the catalyst for public unrest, some people now believe that violence, the burning of buildings, looting, etc., is being done by bad actors who aren’t upset about the young man’s demise, but are just bad actors looking to take advantage of the mayhem.