Skip to Content

Stock photo from Pixabay

New episode of immigrant violence in Lyon

A bus and cars were set on fire, and a CCTV camera damaged. New violence broke out on March 27 in the immigrant district of Lyon. For the mayor of Rillieux-la-Pape, "these unjustifiable acts are the work of a mafia gang which sees its ground receding every day".

Published: March 29, 2021, 10:27 am

    Read more


    The new episode of urban violence was denounced by the mayor of Rillieux-la-Pape. According to a spokesperson for public transport in the agglomeration, the bus was parked around 8:30 pm at the terminus of a line when its driver saw around twenty hooded people carrying cans.

    He tried to leave the terminus to save the vehicle, but “youths” lined up in front of the bus, while others ordered him to get out, before setting the vehicle on fire, AFP reported.

    The driver was not physically assaulted, according to the spokesperson. Another driver of a line passing through the neighbourhood however sounded the alert and saved his colleague who had been taken hostage.

    Transport in the immigrant sector came to standstill on Sunday. “It was already complicated for some time, with stones, attacks,” said the spokesperson. Elsewhere in Rillieux-la-Pape, seven cars were set on fire, according to the town hall, and the emergency services “again and again” came under mortar fire during their intervention, according to their union.

    The mast of a CCTV camera was also damaged by an attempt to saw it off with a grinder, according to the mayor of the city Alexandre Vincendet.

    A commando of specialists in urban violence has once again decided to give the inhabitants “30 minutes of an infamous outburst of violence,” the elected official said in a press release. “These unjustifiable acts are the work of a mafia gang which sees its ground receding every day.”

    Rillieux-la-Pape, has been a “Republican Reconquest District” (QRR) since January, but has experienced several episodes of urban violence in recent months and its mayor has been the subject of threats against the backdrop of a reinforced fight against drug trafficking, involving the national police as well as municipal law enforcement.

    These QRR districts deploy security police and allow for a reinforcement of the police presence on the ground as well as units in charge of judicial action. Thus, each new QRR benefits from a reinforcement of fifteen to thirty agents, composed of young police officers out of school but also of experienced civil servants. In total, the Minister of the Interior announced the deployment of 1 300 additional police in the long term.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      Mafia gang? Is this new terminology for organized crime based in the no-go zones of French and other western European cities? And we read later on that this is an ‘immigrant sector’, so that confirms our suspicions.

      Readers might wish to know more what a ‘Republican reconquest district’ might be. If the local mayor is involved in increased police activity against drug trafficking, a specialty of ‘immigrant sector’ organized crime, then that would certainly be of interest to readers.


    Oxford study finds correlation between blood clotting events and most current vaccines

    MoscowThe developers of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against Covid-19, have urged health regulators to look into a University of Oxford study on the correlation between the occurrence of rare blood clotting and vaccines currently injected on a mass scale globally.

    EU countries agree on a uniform vaccination passport

    BerlinAccording to media reports, the member states of the European Union have agreed on a uniform vaccination card for travel within the Union. The EU states are therefore defining their position on the so-called "Green Passport", which should be operational by the end of June.

    Japan as a model for zero immigration

    DresdenDr. Jan Moldenhauer is a member of the AfD state board in Saxony-Anhalt and district chairman of the AfD Magdeburg. In May 2018 he published a study entitled "Japan's policy of zero immigration - a role model for Germany?"

    Development aid funds rise to a record high

    ParisGlobal funds for development aid reached a new high in the past year. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced in Paris on Tuesday, that public funds from donor countries rose to more than 161 billion US dollars (around 136 billion euros).

    Vaccine-immune Corona variants conceivable say researchers

    GöttingenCorona variants, against which current vaccines are less effective or no longer effective at all, can also arise in Germany, according to researchers. This is particularly possible with the virus spreading in a third wave, according to Stefan Pöhlmann and Markus Hoffmann from the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Göttingen.

    Study: No black goalkeepers in German Bundesliga equals discrimination and ‘racial stacking’

    According to a study, the absence of dark-skinned goalkeepers in the Bundesliga is due to racial discrimination not talent. The reason why individual clubs do not employ black goalkeepers, could be a coincidence, explained integration researcher Tina Nobis from Humboldt University in Berlin. "That there isn't a single black goalkeeper in the Bundesliga, means it's not a coincidence."

    European Court of Human Rights gives the green light for compulsory vaccinations

    StrasbourgIt is the first time that the European Court of Human Rights has dealt with the issue of compulsory vaccination. According to the ECHR, the mandatory vaccinations are in the "best interests" of society. According to experts, the judgment could play a role in the enforcement of Covid vaccinations.

    French family files charges of negligent homicide after AstraZeneca vaccine death

    After a 63-year-old died of multiple thromboses in eastern France after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Corona vaccine, relatives filed charges of negligent homicide.

    US-NATO provocation in Ukraine to stop Russian pipeline

    US Europe Command has raised its posture to the highest level, “potential imminent threat”, as USAF surveillance flights have tracked Russia’s border over the past 48 hours.

    Britain does not exclude preventive nuclear attack in latest cyber defence review

    LondonA "kinetic" response, across the board, even nuclear, underpins the new British national strategy that will shape the operational guidelines for the UK, post-Brexit. It does not exclude any scenario should the country be hit by a hostile attack from a foreign power and is aimed at partially or totally “blinding” the protection capabilities of infrastructures or systems that are critical for the safety of the population and economic activity.

    Go to archive