Mass protests continue across France, and 40,000 officers are deployed nationwide

Mass protests continue across France, and 40,000 officers are deployed nationwide.

More than 100 people have been arrested in France during the third night of protests after police were shot.

Mass protests continue across France after the killing of a teenager by the police.

Large-scale protests continued for a third night over the police shooting of a teenager in a Paris suburb.

More than 100 people have been arrested across the country so far, as curfews have been imposed in several cities, according to France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.

According to an official with the Paris state office, fourteen people have been arrested after breaking into a Nike flagship store in Ch√Ętelet, in the heart of Paris.

About 40,000 law enforcement officers were deployed across the country Thursday to quell possible acts of violence, including nearly 5,000 in the capital and its inner suburbs, according to Darmanin.

Riots also took place in Brussels, Belgium, in response to the teen's killing, with some protesters allegedly attacking police, federal police told ABC News. Police said eight people have been arrested so far.

Dozens of police officers are currently deployed in downtown Brussels, and two metro stations are closed.

The unrest comes after a 17-year-old driver was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic check in Nanterre on Tuesday morning. The officer was arrested on suspicion of murder amid an ongoing investigation into the incident, according to the local public prosecutor's office.

The Nanterre public prosecutor said Thursday that the officer did not fulfill the requirements for discharging his weapon and would remain in detention awaiting trial.

Darmanin said the shooting sparked violent protests as "police stations, schools, and towns were set on fire or attacked." More than 150 people were arrested across the country due to Wednesday night's protests, according to Darmanin, which condemned the "night of intolerable violence."

The victim's family's lawyers identified him as Nael M. The 17-year-old said they intend to file complaints against the officer who fired the fatal shot and another officer at the scene.

The Inspectorate General of the French National Police, which is investigating allegations of police misconduct, is also investigating the fatal shooting.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Darmanin called for "calm" while the authorities investigated the young man's death.

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