Saturday, October 8, 2016

Essonne : two police officers “severely burned” by Molotov cocktails – The Point

Four police officers were injured Saturday, including two severely burned, in an attack carried out by a dozen people using Molotov cocktails on the outskirts of the city difficult to the Large Terminal, Viry-Châtillon, Essonne, france), an attack is “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 charged to protect. The attack took place shortly before 15 hours near the camera view as a hindrance to their “business” by the offenders, who were referred to several times.

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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 in a hospital in paris. Two other officers, a woman of 28 years and a man of 38 years, called in reinforcement to rescue them, were slightly injured after having been the target of Molotov cocktails. Shocked, they were also evacuated to a hospital. “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 this attack “unspeakable and intolerable”, president François Hollande has assured, in a press release, 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. Denouncing “acts of extreme seriousness”, the minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has said that he would be at the bedside of police officers injured “as soon as possible”.

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many police officers, armed with launchers for tear gas grenades and shields, were sent to the site. Several trucks of CRS remained positioned at the entrance of the city by the end of the day. The two police vehicles, parked on a sidewalk and completely charred, have been towed. The investigation has been entrusted to the safety of the département of the Essonne.

“You have to deal with assassins but we are working together with the State. This attack will speed things up. The next step is to go inside the Large Terminal to stop all these trades, because it is that the camera bother,” said mayor Jean-Marie Vilain (IDU). “Today it was a crime,” said Claude Carillo, a departmental secretary of the union police Alliance, calling for additional staff in the department of the Prime minister”. “Violence against police officers must be severely punished”, has judged Eric Ciotti (Republicans) on Twitter. “The Republic is unworthy of this rising tide of violence. What is Valls?”, said Florian Philippot (FN).

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 scene took place at lunch time, in front of numerous passers-by.


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