After a police officer in the Paris suburb of Nanterre shot and killed 17-year-old Nahil on Tuesday, violent protests and demonstrations spread across the country.
The State Department has not yet been contacted by directly affected Norwegians.
– The Foreign Ministry is not aware that Norwegian nationals have been injured or arrested during the recent protests in France, the Foreign Ministry’s press officer, Matthias Rongved, tells Dagbladet.
He further states that there are many Norwegian citizens in France, whether they are permanent residents or on holiday.
As a result of the recent large demonstrations in several places in France, the Foreign Ministry sent out a message on Friday urging Norwegian travelers to take the necessary precautions and stay away from crowds and large demonstrations, and to follow the media in general and listen to the advice of the French authorities.
– The message was sent as an email, SMS or through the Reiseklar app to everyone who has registered on Reiseklar or on reiseregistrering.no. In all, it was sent to nearly a thousand recipients, says Rongvid to Dagbladet and continues:
– We encourage everyone who is going to travel abroad to obtain travel insurance and to register the trip at reiseregistrering.no or in the Reiseklar app, so that we can provide information quickly if needed.
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On Sunday evening, President Emmanuel Macron will meet the Minister of the Interior and the Prime Minister for another meeting regarding the riots in France.
This was reported by the French TV channel BFMTV.
The government is said to have already held two crisis meetings on the riots in France since the riots began earlier this week.
On Sunday morning, protesters drove into the home of the mayor of the Paris suburb of Les-les-Rozes, Vincent Janbron. The mayor wrote on Twitter Sunday morning that protesters drove their car into his home before starting a fire.
– My wife and one of my children were injured, he writes.
Ganbron refers to the attack on the family home as an attempted murder and says France has now reached a new phase of “horror and infamy”.
– Attempting to kill was, according to him, unspeakable cowardice.
According to BFMTV, police have reported that the mayor will now be given protection. According to the same TV channel, the police do not consider the state of emergency in Paris necessary.
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