Key information on the man that was shot and an understanding of the population there:
Deputy mayor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne Abdel Ait Omar released a statement on Tuesday saying that he had visited the man who had been shot and claimed that he had come from a good family and is not known to have a criminal past.Young Boubacar is believed to have hit police with his vehicle after which police shot at him.
Omar identified the man shot as “young Boubacar”, a name originating from West Africa and believed to be an adaption of the Arabic name Abu Bakr.
The Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne has been rocked by several nights of rioting and violence against police officers following the shooting of a man who attacked motorcycle police on Friday.
The initial incident that sparked the riots involved a man who was detained at a routine traffic stop and attempted to flee, hitting police with his vehicle. The officers then opened fire on the man who was shot in the elbow, leg, and hip before being arrested in neighbouring Gennevilliers, Le Parisien reports.
On Saturday night, the neighbourhood of Caravelle erupted into violence as police and firefighters were attacked with projectiles after being dispatched to deal with fires in the area. The riots came largely in response to a video of Friday’s incident circulated on social media, which shows police firing their firearms at the fleeing car.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.