The Debate

The State of the Suburbs: Is France at its Ferguson Moment? (part 1)

The Paris suburbs are the scene of violence and anger in the wake of the alleged sexual assault and beating by police of a 22-year-old black man. The police investigation of the behaviour of its own officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois has cleared them of a deliberate attack. Does France have a problem with police violence and profiling? After the protests and riots following police brutality in the United States, is France having its own Ferguson moment?


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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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