Burned town halls, mortar fire and the smell of smoke… A look back at a night of tension and jostling across France

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Burned town halls, mortar fire and the smell of smoke… A look back at a night of tension and jostling across France

150 people were arrested overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in France two days after the death of Nahel, this 17-year-old girl killed by a police officer during a traffic check, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Twitter. .

Tensions and scuffles took place overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in several cities in France two days after the death of Nahel, a 17-year-old boy killed by a police officer during a road check on Tuesday in Nanterre (Hauts-de -Seine). ).

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150 people were arrested overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in France two days after the death of Nahel, this 17-year-old girl killed by a police officer during a traffic check, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Twitter. . The minister regretsa night of unbearable violence against the symbols of the Republic“, evoking”town halls, schools and police stations set on fire or attacked“.

Gérald Darmanin brings his ” support for the police, gendarmes and firefighters who bravely face“to the violence that has occurred throughout France. »Shame on those who didn’t call for calm” , he adds.

Nanterre under tension

Violence broke out in Nanterre, particularly in the Pablo Picasso estate. The city wakes up, Thursday, June 29, still groggy from the night: a smell of smoke is felt in part of the town, street furniture and cars have been destroyed.

A fire also broke out in an Enedis center, rue Montesquieu, said SamaGametricity distributor. The fire affected a dozen intervention vehicles which were outside the building, in a courtyard and it spread to a few offices on the site, noted a franceinfo journalist on the spot. It is therefore ” no effect on electricity supply“, indicates Enedis, which specifies that an investigation is in progress to determine if this fire is of criminal origin following an intrusion.

The town hall of Garges-Lès-Gonesse burnt down

Same scenes also in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Meudon and Boulogne-Billancourt, where street furniture was set on fire, noted a journalist from franceinfo. According to the prefecture, several police stations were targeted by fire, as well as in an annex town hall of Châtenay-Malabry. The court of Asnières-sur-Seine was also targeted by a fire.

Clashes also took place in Paris and in the inner suburbs (Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-d’Oise and Val-de-Marne). In Hauts-de-Seine, 32 people were arrested overnight. The town hall of Garges-Lès-Gonesse (Val d’Oise) was set on fire overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, around 1:30 a.m., a journalist from France Inter said on the spot. The interior of the building at ground level is destroyed. On site, calm has returned and municipal teams are installing barriers around the building to secure the premises.

Incidents also occurred in Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise), with mortar fire and trash fires, franceinfo learned from a police source. In Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), mortar fireworks were launched at the town hall, noted a journalist from franceinfo. A bus was burned in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne), indicates the mayor of the city to France Bleu Paris.

In addition, the RATP announced to France Bleu Paris “ fit» his offer of transport, Wednesday evening. Some bus lines will not go to their terminus, other stops are not served. The lines are not used “but it’s constantly changing“, according to the RATP.

Burn in the regions

In the North, several hundred fires of garbage cans and cars have occurred in Lille, Roubaix and Valenciennes, reports France Bleu Nord. Several public buildings, including the town hall of Mons-en-Baroeul, were set on fire. ” The town hall and the municipal police station were completely destroyed“, deplores Mayor Rudy Elegeest, stressing that no injuries are to be deplored. Around 11 p.m., a large number of individuals, extremely equipped“began to attack”to public buildings in the city center with the firing of fireworks », describes the mayor. The aedile deploresabsolutely massive damage ” and denounces the actions of a ” savage horde“.

In Lille, tensions also erupted in the evening, franceinfo learned from a police source. The police were stoned by demonstrators who had gathered in front of the prefecture. There are no casualties.

In the Somme, violence broke out overnight in Amiens. The Ametis bus network has announced that no buses will run in the Etouvie, Amiens Nord and Salamander districts until further notice, reports France Bleu Picardie.

Firefighters stoned in Toulouse

In Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), 13 people were arrested and 20 vehicles burned, according to the latest report from the prefecture communicated to France Bleu Occitanie. No injuries are reported. In a press release, Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc”appeals to everyone’s responsibility” after the fires. ” We all want light to be shed on the circumstances of young Naël’s death, but allowing violence and stirring up anger, moreover in this period of high ambient tension, will never allow the truth to emerge.” , he adds.

In the Mirail district, a major fire, caused by trash fires, broke out in particular on Wednesday around 7 p.m., reports France Bleu Occitanie. At least three cars were set on fire. About fifty people had gathered around 6 p.m. in the neighborhood, before the situation tensed around 7 p.m.

The firefighters at the Toulouse-Carsalade barracks were stoned during their intervention, as were the police officers present on the spot, the firefighters told France Bleu Occitanie. Many police officers were mobilized, in particular the CRS, who used tear gas. Two metro stations, Reynerie and Bellefontaine, were not served on Wednesday evening, while the Mirail – Université station was temporarily closed at the start of the evening.

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