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.


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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