Saturday, October 8, 2016

Essonne: two police officers seriously burned in an attack with Molotov cocktails – The Point

Four police officers were injured Saturday, including two severely burned, in an attack with Molotov cocktails on the outskirts of the city difficult to the Great Terminal, in the Essonne, the attack “intolerable” for François Hollande.

the violence occurred near this city straddles the municipalities of Viry-Châtillon and Grigny, at a red light, which was long the theatre of flights to the door with violence. For more than a year, the city of Viry-Châtillon is trying to regain the territory to the attackers at this intersection says “the Bakery” – the name of the bakery – and is for this purpose installed a cctv camera, the policemen attacked were protecting.

The attack took place shortly before 15: 00 near the camera view as a hindrance to their “business” by the offenders, who were referred to several times.

The two officials most seriously injured were on their surveillance mission where a dozen people have taken them with throwing Molotov cocktails” on their police car, said a police source.

These two police officers seriously burned, a man of 28 years and a woman 39 years old, have been admitted to a parisian hospital.

Two other officers, a woman of 28 years and a man of 38 years, called in reinforcement, were slightly injured after having been the target of Molotov cocktails. Shocked, they were also evacuated to a hospital.

“You have to deal with murderers”, told AFP the mayor Jean-Marie Vilain (IDU), stating that the perpetrators “have blocked the doors to prevent the police to leave”.

“You may think that it was organised and premeditated,” said the director general of the national police, Jean-Marc Falcone, who visited the site and said he is “scandalized”.

The executive condemned the attack and promised sanctions for the perpetrators.

After the attack “unspeakable and intolerable”, president François Hollande has assured that “everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice to be sentenced to a penalty to the extent of the seriousness of their act”.

“acts as intolerable and called for exemplary sanctions,” responded the Prime minister Manuel Valls, a former member of the Essonne.

the minister of The Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has said that he would be at the bedside of police officers injured “as soon as possible”.

many police officers, armed with launchers for tear gas grenades and shields, were sent to the site in the afternoon. Several trucks of CRS remained positioned at the entrance to the Great Terminal in the end of the day.

- Outrage on the right -

A few months of the presidential election, and in the midst of the campaign for the primary from the right, the assault has sparked many reactions.

“Support to all of our police officers. A strong State is a State that does not, a State that puts an end to the areas of non-law,” tweeted Alain Juppe (The Republicans).

“Support to the police officers violently attacked. The assent must be to the height of the attack. The Republic must not go back,” responded Nicolas Sarkozy, (LR), another candidate in the primary. Support Eric Ciotti denounced “the bastards that affect a police officer”.

Jean-François Copé, also a candidate in the primary, has blasted an “unacceptable attack”.

“It will be necessary to re-establish the authority on every square metre of the national territory,” ruled the president of the Front national Marine Le Pen.

last Saturday, an attack had already taken place at the same crossroads of Viry-Châtillon. A truck stolen had burnt down, but without damaging the camera. The next day, the concrete blocks were arrayed around the mast supporting the camera.

This camera is brand new: the previous one had been destroyed two weeks ago with the help of a van stolen, used as a car-ram and then set on fire in Molotov cocktail.

the mayor of Viry-Châtillon, “the next step is to go inside the Large Terminal to stop all these trades, because it is that the camera is inconvenient.

08/10/2016 21:21:58 – Viry-Chatillon (AFP) – © 2016 AFP


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