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.


    Russia’s loss at Kharkov highlights crippling shortage of men

    KharkovThe frontline in this case relied on heavily outnumbered 2nd rate Lugansk draftees plucked from the LPR.

    Retired Turkish admiral questions wisdom of Sweden and Finland joining NATO

    AnkaraRetired Turkish Rear Admiral Ali Deniz Kutluk said the constant expansion has turned NATO into a cumbersome and unmanageable organisation. The discussed inclusion in the North Atlantic Alliance of two more countries – Finland and Sweden – will make the structure even weaker, and ultimately more dangerous for current members.

    Latest Great Reset fantasy: Ban food photography!

    BerlinLast week, German Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) made a typical political mistake: Rules for thee but not for me. In order to reduce the "energy consumption" of advancing digitalisation, Wissing seriously recommended that Germans refrain from frequently posting photos of food on the internet. Then his Instagram posts surfaced.

    Spain: Toy advertisements may no longer be pink or blue

    MadridIn Catholic Spain, of all places, gender activists have won a new victory. Children's and babies' toys may now no longer be advertised in "gender-specific" colours such as pink and light blue. In Germany, woke parents are subjecting their children to the same grooming.

    Global demand for vaccines drops sharply

    Chinese biotech firm Kexing Holdings has made a fortune selling Sinovac's Chinese vaccine. A few days ago, however, it became known that the bonus payments were withheld and most of the workforce has been laid off. Exports of Chinese vaccines (Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSino) were 97 percent lower in April than in September 2021.

    Finland will apply for NATO membership – Sweden will follow on Monday

    HelsinkiIt is now clear – Finland will apply for NATO membership on Sunday. Sweden will submit an application on Monday according to information.

    Great Reset: ‘Famine threatens to wipe out 300 million’

    BerlinThe mainstream media has repeated the simple logic regarding the supposed causal chain of the current disrupted trade and supply flows and global supply shortages: It is the aftermath of the Ukraine war, the inevitable consequences of morally justified sanctions against Russia, and repercussions of the "pandemic".

    Sweden: Large increase in individuals with intellectual disabilities

    StockholmAccording to a study published in the Swedish journal Psykologtidningen, a sharp increase in the diagnosis of mild intellectual disability is seen in Sweden. The worst affected is Örebro, where the increase is over 600 percent. At the same time, researchers warn that the IQ is falling in Sweden year by year.

    Hungary announces veto on oil embargo

    BudapestHungary has announced that it will veto the EU's planned embargo on Russian oil imports. The country will not vote for the sanctions package as it will destroy Hungary's secure and stable energy supply and make it impossible to source the oil needed for the economy, according to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

    Big Tech, the top lobbyists in the EU

    BrusselsWith 97 million euros per year, Big Tech is the largest lobbying sector in the EU. With the sector's increasing financial power, its political influence has increased.

    Go to archive