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Pho France will punish all those who shot at police

November 29 2007

In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has demanded severe punishment for shooting at police during the riots. In addition, Sarkozy has ordered an independent investigation into the deaths of two teenagers, which caused the recent wave of mass unrest in the suburbs of Paris, Villers-le-Bel, reports Reuters.

After returning from China, where Sarkozy paid an official visit, the President visited the Paris hospital where he is one of the injured police officers who received the most serious injuries, says RBC. "Those who are guilty of that shot at police, will appear before a court with grave charges," - said the French president.

As previously reported, in the northern Paris suburb of Villers-le-Bel as a result of unrest, followed by clashes with police, youth, suffered 77 officers. Riots broke out in Villers-le-Bel on Nov. 26, 2007, after two teenagers were killed in a collision of a motorcycle with a police car and police left the scene of the accident, had no first aid. On the fact of an accident initiated a criminal case under investigation. Two nights in a row the young people pelted police with stones, Molotov cocktails and fired from shotguns. In response, guards used tear gas, stun grenades, light and rubber bullets.

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