Gabriel Attal went in the morning to Viry-Chatillon (Essonne), a large suburb south of Paris marked by the death two weeks ago of Shemseddine. Four young men, three minors and one adult, were indicted for murder and placed in pre-trial detention.

Attal promised a rapid response from his government before the summer, to the “addiction to violence” of part of the youth. “Attacking evil at the root means continuing our merciless fight against separatism, and particularly Islamist separatism. Increasingly, youth violence takes place against a backdrop of contestation of republican values. This is not acceptable, he said, refusing “that a religious ideology comes to challenge the law in neighborhoods.’