25 Apr 2022 10:29 am
On the night of Monday, police officers in Paris shot at a car that was said to have previously tried to ram them. Two people died. On Sunday evening, after the second round of the presidential elections, protests, some of them violent, took place in several French cities.
Two people were killed in central Paris on Sunday evening after police fired on a vehicle. According to a news agency report AFP the police opened fire after the driver refused to stop the car.
Accordingly, the officers wanted to control the car because it was driving in the wrong direction on the Pont Neuf bridge. Instead of stopping, the driver is said to have approached the police officers. The officers then opened fire AFP learned from police circles.
The driver and front passenger died and another passenger in the back seat was injured.
one Message the French newspaper Le Figaro According to the report, the car was allegedly initially parked in the opposite direction of travel near the bridge when the officers wanted to check the occupants and pointed their automatic weapons at the car. The driver then accelerated the car in the direction of the police officers, who immediately fired.
The area was cordoned off after the incident. According to AFP the police and the public prosecutor’s office were on site with a large contingent. The criminal police are investigating “attempted intentional killing of persons who are the bearers of public authority”. The actions of the officials should be loud Le Figaro however, also be checked.
The incident occurred during protests in several French cities, including Paris, following the second round of France’s presidential elections. A few hours earlier, supporters of President Emmanuel Macron, who was re-elected on Sunday, held a rally in Paris on the Champ-de-Mars, where the President delivered a speech. The crime scene is about two kilometers as the crow flies from the Champs-de-Mars with the Eiffel Tower.
According to the Interior Ministry in Paris after counting all the votes of voters registered to vote on Monday, Macron won with 58.54 percent of the vote, Marine Le Pen got 41.46 percent. Voter turnout was around 72 percent.
A connection between the incident and the presidential election has not yet been identified. After the outcome of the presidential election, however, protests, some of them violent, broke out in several cities. In Lyon, for example came there were clashes between left-wing groups, “yellow vest” demonstrators and the police, according to the broadcaster BFM TV reported.
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