Shooting of Nahel: A police officer shot and killed Nahel, a 17-year-old Algerian-born boy, during a traffic check in Paris.
Unauthorized use of firearm: The officer shot his weapon despite no apparent danger, leading to his arrest for voluntary homicide.
Outrage and protests: The incident sparked protests and widespread outrage over racial injustice and police bias against minority populations.
Vandalism and violence: Government buildings were vandalized, and violent clashes between protesters and riot police resulted in injuries and arrests.
Large-scale security measures: Over 40,000 police officers were deployed across the country, with 5,000 in Paris alone, to restore order and patrol cities.
Deep-seated issues: Activists point to the incident as evidence of long-standing problems of racial discrimination and police violence in France.
Calls for reform: Rights groups, including the United Nations, have called for systemic reform and stronger measures to address police discrimination and excessive use of force.