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Holocaust Memorial in France Vandalized as Uprising Continues

According to reports, this week, rioters protesting the police shooting of a 17-year-old teenager on Tuesday reportedly destroyed a memorial in France remembering people who were deported from the nation by the Nazis.

The Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deportation, a monument built in 1962 in a suburb of Paris to honor the estimated 200,000 persons who were deported from France to Nazi Germany during World War II, was the focus of the damage.

This would include Gypsies, French employees who were sent to work camps, and Jews who would suffer from the Holocaust.

Since violent protests started after Nahel M., a 17-year-old, was shot by police when they tried to halt the car he was in, hundreds have been detained in France. Nahel M.’s car was under traffic stop attempt by French police, but he failed to halt and proceeded past a red light.

Nahel M. was ordered to exit the car by the police when they eventually caught up to it and became trapped in traffic. According to Nanterre prosecutor Pascal Prache, a cop shot the boy as the automobile tried to leave the scene.

Rioters have set fire to vehicles, buildings, and police using pyrotechnics.

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