— Raed Behbehani |رائـد بـهـبـهـاني (@rsbehbehani)
July 5, 2023
The tweet reads, "Women. Life. Freedom."
On Tuesday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed that 3,625 people have been taken into police custody, including 1,124 minors, since the start of the riots. Among them, 990 citizens were brought to justice and 380 people remain in jail.
Although some local media maintain that the nightly violence began to subside since July 2, Macron remained "cautious" about the prospect of a return to calm in the country, although he said that the "peak" of violence had passed.
On Tuesday, the French president announced an 'emergency law' for reconstruction in towns affected by the riots. The current wave of urban violence was unleashed after the murder of a 17-year-old boy at the hands of a policeman whose racist attitudes were evidenced by videos. This is not the first time that the French police have been accused of racism.
In Dec. 2022, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed its deep concern about the frequent use of identity checks, discriminatory arrests, and the application of fixed purposes imposed by police, targeting "disproportionately" people of foreign origin in France.