Left-wing extremists have claimed responsibility for an arson attack on a police station in France apparently timed to coincide with street protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s labour law reforms today.
Around 50 vehicles were destroyed in the blaze in the car park by the gendarmerie in Grenoble in eastern France. A police officer was hospitalised after inhaling smoke, but his condition is not thought to be serious.
Investigators have found a cache of weapons at the home of the 31-year-old man who rammed his car into a police van on the Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, a judicial source close to the investigation said.
Adam Dzaziri, a 31-year-old who had been on a watchlist for radical Islamists, had at least nine weapons, including two pistols and a Kalashnikov-type assault rifle, the source said.
Wait till you read the logic behind the decision to allow him “legal” weapons.
Sunday night’s extravagant celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s ascension to the presidency of the fifth republic will draw le tout Paris but not everyone will be celebrating. The 2017 presidential campaign has left very few voters outside the Parisian bubble satisfied. While the bien pensants celebrate, millions of voters have been left in a sour mood, neither convinced that the country will now be piloted in a better direction, or even that the election itself was wholly legitimate. The result, while not quite North Korean, does leave an uncomfortable aftertaste.
Why, after the Brits chose Brexit, and Americans chose Trump, did the Dutch fail Wilders, and the French fail Le Pen?
How could a country that has been hit by several major terrorist attacks in recent years, and that has undergone a more profound social transformation owing to Islamic immigration, vote for business as usual?
Wilders, buoyed by the Brexit and Trump victories, said that 2017 would be a “Year of the Populist.” So far, alas, it’s not turning out that way.
WIDESPREAD suburban rioting spilled into central Paris last night as hundreds went on the rampage over the alleged rape of a young black man by French police.
Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.
As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.
A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.
More… French police arrest 49 people as violent protests spread to tourist hotspots of Paris
Violent protests over alleged police brutality that began in the mainly immigrant suburbs earlier this month spread to central Paris and other cities on Wednesday night and 49 people were arrested.
Clashes with police broke out after hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Barbès-Rochechouart area, near the Gare du Nord railway station, where the Eurostar terminal is located, and the Sacré Coeur basilica in Montmartre, a favourite with tourists.
THE Paris riots are now spreading across France as vigilantes stage running battles with police which have turned parts of the country into no go zones.
And law enforcement say two weeks of civil unrest has now led to frenzied clashes in 20 districts with millions of pounds worth of damage in Paris alone.
Worryingly about 60 per cent of those involved in the street fights are children, police say.
As well as serious crime in at least 16 northern Paris suburbs, the confrontations have spread to Nantes in Brittany, Lille – the capital of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and Rouen in Normandy where catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel was murdered while he was saying mass the altar last summer.
Protesters against police violence have set a car on fire during a rally in the Paris suburb of Bobigny, which followed a police officer’s assault on a 22-year-old man.
An RTL van set on fire by the protesters could be seen burning in the live footage.
Dozens of young people have occupied an empty lot in Bobigny in the prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis department. Some of the protesters have been carrying banners saying “Justice for Theo,” the name of the young man who was sexually assaulted by a police officer with a truncheon.
THE French government has been accused of hiding their inability to control the country’s sinister New Year’s Eve torching tradition as the interior ministry claimed the night passed “without any major incident” – but almost 1,000 cars were set on fire and destroyed.
On Sunday, the French officials chose to release a low figure of 650 destroyed cars which only indicated the vehicles that were “set on fire” – a figure which did not include those car that were completely destroyed and engulfed in ensuing flames.
But the official figures revealed a 17 per cent rise since last year’s arson attacks, as a total of 945 parked cars were torched during the terrifying tradition.
French President Hollande has publicly attacked US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, describing his “excesses” as sickening. The comments came after current US President Obama had also criticized Trump.
This from a “leader” whose streets run with blood on a regular basis.
Violence scenes gripped a north Paris suburb overnight as local residents in the Val d’Oise area fought running battles with the police after news broke out that a young man had died at a police station in Beaumont.
A 24-year-old man named Adama had been arrested by police in regards to an extortion case. He later died on Tuesday afternoon, while being held in police custody, according to Le Parisien. Prosecutor Yves Jannier said the man had suffered a heart attack while in custody. However, friends of Adama claim he was beaten by police.
Friday night at 20 pm 20, a municipal police patrol noticed several individuals consuming alcohol near the statue of Paul Riquet, on the Avenues. In Béziers as in many French towns, consumption of alcohol on public streets is prohibited. Municipal police officers therefore stop to stop it. Individuals obtempèrent and store their bottle of whiskey already well underway.
Things could have stopped there. But it turns out that these drinkers were a few dozen meters from a small crowd of about fifty people. Indeed, every Friday and Saturday night, several months ago, a small group of Islamist activists gather before the statue of Paul Riquet in the pretext of distributing food to the homeless. In fact, the homeless are very few, activists form the bulk of those present. But the rally is illegal. Its organizers know as they were recently heard by the national police about it. For its part, the municipality has issued tens of minutes of proceedings which were forwarded to the prosecutor.
Two of the organizers, the named Omar Kathiri and Linda Mendy-Hamdani, also anti-Israeli activists and supporters of terrorist and Islamist Hamas, stand the rally and will contact the municipal police. Omar Khatiri causing agents, physically grows. A militant who joined him, he shouts: “They will beat me, filming”. A municipal police officer also was injured (a day of total disability).
These individuals are soon joined by the rest of the rally. The insults against the police are numerous: “kill the cops”, “enc ….” … a person more excited than other attempts to attack physically to an agent. The municipal police therefore decided to arrest him, despite the shouts of the demonstrators. A patrol of the anti-crime brigade takes the relay before leaving the premises under the cries of “Police everywhere, justice nowhere.” Following this arrest, the voltage falls. The person apprehended and taken into custody will be convened before the criminal court in November.
Note that the gathering of this small group had Friday another object that the alleged distribution of food. It was for Omar Khatiri, Linda Mendy- Hamdani and friends to collect material for newly arrived illegal immigrants in Béziers , installed in La Devèze, according to a now well-known chain.
Finally, Robert Ménard and Dominique Garcia, assistant security, sends greetings to municipal police officers and their thanks to those of the national police, who all in a difficult environment, have accomplished their mission without failing and respect for the law.
A Muslim prayer hall was seriously damaged by fire overnight in the capital of the French island of Corsica, local authorities said, four months after a separate Muslim prayer hall there was ransacked.
No one was injured in the fire in Ajaccio, which police are investigating as criminal after finding two separate sources of fire inside the hall.