To curb youth violence, Gabriel Attal searching for “authority” | EUROtoday

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Gabriel Attal, in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne), April 18, 2024.

The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, marked his hundredth day in Matignon, Thursday April 18, underneath the signal of “authority”of ” respect “ and “civility”. Two weeks after the homicide of Shemseddine, 15, crushed up as he left his school in Viry-Châtillon, in Essonne, the top of presidency traveled to this city within the Paris suburbs, traumatized by the tragedy. .

From the desk put in in entrance of the city corridor, accompanied by ministers Nicole Belloubet (schooling) and Eric Dupond-Moretti (justice), delegate minister Sarah El Haïry (childhood, youth, households) and secretary of state Sabrina Agresti-Roubache (metropolis and citizenship), Gabriel Attal referred to as for a “real burst of authority”which ought to make it doable to curb the violence of a part of the youth. “Today, it is the Republic which counterattacks, he declared, in front of the elected officials and community leaders of the town. This is what we have come to launch from Viry-Châtillon: the general mobilization of the nation to reconnect with its adolescents, to curb violence. »

Shemseddine's death at the beginning of April occurred just a few days after the attack on Samara, 13, by three minors aged 14 and 15, in front of her college in Montpellier. During the night from Monday to Tuesday, in Grande-Synthe (North), Philippe, 22, was fatally injured by two minors aged 14 and 15, following a “ambush”. “An act of barbarity”denounced the Prime Minister Thursday night on BFM-TV, confronted with this collection of reports objects involving minors. “Very often, the first victim of youth violence is young people themselves”he observes.

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“Some of our adolescents are slowly sliding towards a form of isolation, individualism, and sometimes even towards the worst: towards a form of unleashed, morbid violence, without rules”, famous the top of presidency within the morning in Viry-Châtillon. It is, he insisted,“a minority of adolescents, whom the French no longer understand. » “How can we accept this spiral, this surge, this addiction of some of our adolescents to violence? », he called out. There is today “twice as many adolescents involved in assault and battery, four times more in drug trafficking, and seven times more in armed robberies than in the general population”he listed, additionally mentioning “Islamist entryism, which is growing”.

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