French Police Prepare for Riots Amidst Election Tensions

David Vives
By David Vives
June 19, 2024NTD Newsroom

Paris is preparing for the Olympic Games, but possible riots might cast a cloud over the celebrations. President Emmanuel Macron’s decided to organize a snap election for the French parliament after his party’s defeat by nationalists in the European Parliamentary elections.

Polls suggest a potential victory for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party, raising concerns about possible unrest from other political factions. Editorialist Ivan Rioufol highlighted the risk of urban riots if the nationalists win, an eventuality that is prompting police to prepare for potential post-election violence.