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Around 20 hours, a calm face to face started among some 200 young people and the police who prevented them from reinvesting the place, renamed the “House of the People,” which they had been evicted. Then, around 21 h 30, while the number of protesters was much bigger, some began to attack security cameras and fences of the metro project.
The forces of order responded with tear gas and demonstrators headed towards the city center, some committing damage in their wake. Several bystanders were violently arrested them, urging them to cease their acts of vandalism. The police finally intervened when the rioters attacked the town hall. case of actions have ceased shortly after 23 pm, some individuals removing their dark clothing to hide them in bags before dispersing in the city, according to a journalist from Agence France-Presse.
” battlefield for thugs “
” We had to deal with very violent commando action prepared with highly mobile demonstrators sometimes divided into several groups “ , said the Deputy prefect of the defense and security area west Dallennes Patrick, adding that two people were arrested. “We completely forget the claims against the labor law, that is violence against the economy, the institutions’ , has he added.
The gathering Friday comes as the prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine refused to allow the next day, an undeclared demonstration against “police violence”. “Rennes and Nantes are not intended to become a battlefield for thugs, animated by hatred of the State and of the Republic , said the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, while traveling in the Loire. I will put at the disposal of the prefect necessary reinforcement forces that any violation of this prohibition to manifest results in arrest and that perpetrators are made available to the judicial authority. “
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For two months, Rennes has been the scene of sometimes violent demonstrations against the labor law: a young protester has even lost the use of one eye April 28 following a projectile jet. Some participants in these mobilizations have attributed the injury in a shooting defense Bale Thrower (LBD40) police. An investigation by prosecutors and entrusted to IGPN (General Inspectorate of the National Police) is underway to determine the origin
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