Marseille: "This illicit drug trade has served as a social stabilizer"

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Marseille, general view (illustrative image).

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By: Raphaël Delvolve

6 mins

In Marseille, the second city in France, the settling of scores is linked with four shootings in a week.

On the night of Saturday to Sunday, August 22, three men were killed in probable settling of scores against a background of drug trafficking.

Between late June and early July, five men were shot dead.

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The analysis of the origins of this sudden outbreak of violence with the sociologist Michel Fize, specialist in issues of youth and exclusion and author of

Radicalization of youth: the rise of extremes

(Eyrolles editions).

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