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French firemen, police and gendarmes assaulted … in one evening

On the evening of Tuesday, September 10, firefighters were assaulted while trying to extinguish "deliberately set" fires. The police and gendarmes met the same fate when they intervened to protect the firemen in Quimper, a city in Brittany, northwest France.

Published: September 12, 2019, 9:52 am

    No injuries were reported on Tuesday evening in the neighbourhood of Kermoysan, in Quimper, (Finistère), but “several dozen individuals assaulted firefighters intervening to extinguish fires of vehicles and trash voluntarily lit,” said the prefecture of Finistère in a statement. Cars and garbage bins were set alight, while projectiles were launched at police officers by black and Arab youths.

    It was the beginning of an evening of violence when the police and gendarmes were called on site to secure the action of firefighters that had become the targets of violence. “Fortunately, no injuries were noted among the emergency services and security,” said the prefecture.

    According to several sources, the violence erupted with the arrest of a migrant youth driving a motorcycle without a helmet. “It has angered the youths of the neighbourhood who take revenge by setting fires,” lamented a local resident. But before the arson attacks, a face-to-face meeting between police and young people had taken place.

    The police instructed inhabitants to stay indoors when the violence broke out.

    The director of public security of Finistère, Nelly Jauneau-Poirier, told France Bleu Breizh Izel that the violence may have occurred “probably following our intervention in halting street races, some time after we had the vehicle fires”. On Wednesday morning, the police announced that they had not arrested anyone.

    “These acts of violence must be firmly condemned. Relief and security services act in the interest and protection of all, and attacking them is unacceptable. The prefect of Finistère wishes to state his total support of firefighters, policemen, gendarmes who were victims of these attacks,” reads the communiqué of the prefecture.

    “These barbaric acts are now witnessed in Brittany’s cities! The ‘living-together’ imposed by the supporters of immigration has turned into a nightmare,” said Gilles Pennelle, president of the RN in the Regional Council of Brittany.

    “Unacceptable scenes of urban guerrillas at night in #Quimper. Those who attack our police, gendarmes and firefighters must be sentenced systematically and heavily. Why does the government and Christophe Castaner refuse to sentence them? ” Éric Ciotti tweeted on the social network.

    “But when will this cycle of violence end against our police forces?” his Republican colleague, Valerie Boyer, wanted to know.

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