François Hollande has denounced a assault “intolerable,”. Four police officers were injured on Saturday 8 October, including two seriously burned in an attack with Molotov cocktails in the city difficult from the Large Terminal (Essonne).
Franceinfo summarizes what is known about it.
What happened ?
The attack took place shortly before 15 hours on a crossroads of this city located on the communes of Grigny and Viry-Châtillon (Essonne). For more than a year, the city of Viry-Châtillon was trying to regain the territory of this crossroads said “the Bakery” –the name of the nearby bakery, where the trafficking of drugs, as well as flights to the portièrent were taking place regularly. To try to put an end to it, the municipality had installed a cctv camera, the policemen attacked were protecting.
The two officials most seriously injured were on their mission of surveillance inside their vehicles when“a fortnight of individuals” attacked, told franceinfo Claude Carriot, of the union Alliance 91. It calls “300 more police officers” in the department.
They have launched different projectiles to break the windows and they have thrown Molotov cocktails inside with the colleagues who were inside. They blocked the door to not only our colleagues come out then that there was a fire.
The two vehicles parked on a sidewalk, are completely charred. Many police officers, armed with launchers for tear gas grenades and shields and helmets have since posted at the entrance of the city, even as trucks of CRS.
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.
How are the victims ?
The first wounded officer, assistant security, has been burned severely to 30%, said the trade unionist. The state of the second victim, a guardian of the peace, is “serious”, added the source. Both have been hospitalized in a parisian hospital.
Two other police officers called in reinforcements to rescue them, were slightly injured after having been the target also of throwing Molotov cocktails. Shocked, they were also evacuated to a hospital.
What are the judicial consequences ?
The public prosecutor of Evry opened an investigation in fragrance for attempted manslaughter. It has been entrusted to the safety of the département of the Essonne.
“The next step is to go inside the Large Terminal to stop all these trades, because it is that the camera disturbs”, said, for his part, mayor Jean-Marie Vilain (IDU).
What were the reactions ?
The executive branch has strongly condemned this attack. In a press release, François Hollande has denounced a assault “unspeakable and intolerable, since it puts the life of employees whose mission is to protect the population”. He ensured 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”.
the minister of The Interior condemned “with the utmost firmness these acts of extreme gravity”, while Manuel Valls, who visited the site, denounced “acts as intolerable and called for exemplary sanctions”.
right, Eric Ciotti (Republicans) denounced an aggression from “riffraff”, while Florian Philippot (FN) has mentioned on Twitter that “infamous attacks”.
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