At least 36 arrests in Lyon where a town hall was ransacked during nighttime overflows – RT in French

The police made at least 36 arrests during overflows in Lyon on the night of March 17 to 18. Mayor Grégory Doucet condemned the violence, also ensuring that he was hostile to pension reform.

On the night of March 17 to 18, the prefect Fabienne Buccio of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region praised on Twitter “the resolute and rapid action” of the Rhône national police which made it possible to “systematically stop the violence and the degradation committed by very mobile groups from the wild assembly”. “At this time, 36 arrests have been made,” said Fabienne Buccio.

And for good reason, as evidenced by images shared on social networks, the third largest city in France was the subject of overflows on the sidelines of a demonstration against the pension reform, the day after the announcement by the government. the use of 49.3.

A trash fire was notably triggered at the entrance to the 4th arrondissement town hall, the facades of which were covered with graffiti.

Other fires were observed in the 1st arrondissement, as reported by the Lyon news site, which also reported multiple clashes between protesters and police.

The day after the events, the mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet (EELV), expressed on the BFMTV antenna his anger at the multiple incidents. “Violence has no place in the expression of discontent”, he commented in particular, while affirming his hostility to a reform which he considered “unfair” and “not urgent”.


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