Militant Response to Police Murder of Teenagers in Grenoble

Published March 7, 2019

Militant Response to Police Murder of Teenagers in Grenoble

After the murder of two teenagers by police in Grenoble, France on Saturday, militants have responded by setting fire to cars, barricading roads and attacking police with fireworks and molotov cocktails.

At least 65 cars and a council building have been torched since the rebellion began on Sunday, sparked by the murder of Adam and Fatih, 17 and 19 years old, who were killed during a police chase in the Mistral neighborhood of Grenoble. Vehicles were flipped upside down and set on fire in the middle of streets.

Clashes with security forces initially took place in the Mistral area but have since spread to other parts of the city, Villeneuve, Teisseire, Olympic Village and the city center, as well as in the towns of Échirolles, Fontaine and Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux. Two riot officers were injured on Tuesday night after being hit with projectiles and Molotov cocktails thrown from buildings. A fire truck was targeted by three Molotov cocktails.

Militant Response to Police Murder of Teenagers in Grenoble

Militant Response to Police Murder of Teenagers in Grenoble

The militant response to this assassination of two teenagers by the racist French police is expected to continue.