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Apr 04, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Powell Campus Center, Nevins Theater
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Bergren Forum

Bergren Forum - Elise Bouhet, "#JusticePourNahel: Rioting as a Response to Police Brutality in Contemporary France"

In June 2023, a police officer shot 17-year-old Franco-Algerian Nahel Merzouk at point blank for driving in a bus lane. When the video of the shooting was released in the media, riots erupted all over France over a period of 9 days. This presentation will explain the chain of events that followed the tragedy and discuss the ways in which people react and respond to police brutality against minority youth in France.

The Bergren Forum takes place every Thursday lunchtime during the semester from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in Nevins Theater. You're welcome to bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

For further information, contact Paige Bock (, (607)-871-2217) or John D’Angelo (, x2821).


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