Muslim ”Youths” Â revolt after a man an Arab criminal diedÂ committedÂ suicide in prison of Saint-Etienne. The Police is responding with tear gas.
For the third night in a row the police and young demonstrators fought in the night in a suburb of Paris.Â
The [Muslim] youths in the town of Saint-Etienne have felt anger at the local police, and at night thrown projectiles at the police, smashed police cars and set cars and buildings ablaze.Â The police responded with tear gas.Â
The young [Muslim] people’s anger is due to a 21-year-old local man’s dead in the city jail.
The 21-year-old Mohamed Benmouna was hospitalized on Tuesday in a coma, according to the police, after he tried to hang himself in his jail cell. Benmouna who was charged with attempted extortion, died the day after, writes the news agency AP.Â
The residents of the working district of Saint-Etienne, Mohamed Benmouna lived in, believe that police have killed the prisoner. His parents have filed a complaint and asked for a thorough investigation of what led to their son’s death.Â
On the street the “Youths” are expressing their anger in other ways. About 30 cars were set ablaze, and seven stores in a shopping center went up in flames.Â
The government tries to calm the situation