Nael’s family called on the media to stay away from Saturday’s funeral. Relatives hoped for a “thinking day”. A few hundred people gathered at the Nanterre Grand Mosque for the funeral. The mosque was guarded by volunteers wearing yellow vests.
“This must definitely stop,” Marie, a passer-by and resident of Nanterre, told the news agency. Reuters. “The government is very far from our reality.” Nahil’s friend v. said Reuters: “The police are much more dangerous for people with ‘wrong’ skin.”
French President Emmanuel Macron postponed his state visit to Germany on Saturday because of the unrest. He denied earlier the existence of institutional racism in the French police.