China’s Office of Consular Affairs issued a statement on Sunday expressing its displeasure with France following an incident in Marseille where the windows of a bus carrying a Chinese tourist group were smashed, resulting in some passengers being injured. Minor injuries.
According to a Reuters report, the Consulate General in Marseille filed a complaint expressing concern over the incident.
The statement said that the consulate general’s formal complaint called on France to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens and their property.
“The bus was attacked by rioters on Thursday, according to state broadcaster CCTV, amid recent violence in French cities following the police shooting death of a teenager of North African origin,” the consular office said in a statement. Was gone.” Chinese tourists have since left France.”
The consulate office said in a statement that Chinese citizens living in or travelling to France should “strengthen prevention” and be “more alert and cautious” in light of recent riots across the country.
Riots across France appeared less intense on Saturday, as thousands of police were deployed in cities across the country after the teenager’s funeral, although there was some tension in central Paris and sporadic clashes in Nice, Strasbourg and Marseille.