French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during a visit focused on the youth integration in the labour market "garantie jeune" process in Aubervilliers, north of Paris, France February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane de Sakutin/Pool
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French President Francois Hollande called for "justice" Tuesday over the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton, appealing for calm after more than a week of riots.Hollande also condemned the nightly violence after the February 2 incident in a high-rise housing estate, calling the rioting "unacceptable".Theo was hospitalized with severe anal injuries after one of the officers allegedly sodomized him with a truncheon.The officer in question has been charged with rape and his three colleagues with assault. Hollande, who visited Theo in hospital last week, decided not to seek re-election.The latest voter surveys show Le Pen with 27 percent support for the first round -- more than any other candidate -- though she is currently not expected to triumph in the May 7 runoff vote.
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