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Police reinforcements in Audincourt after urban violence following an anti-drug operation – RT in French
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Police reinforcements were dispatched to the Doubs where urban violence has lasted for three days in Audincourt after an anti-drug operation in a city classified as a sensitive urban area.

The prefecture of Doubs announced on October 29 the deployment of police reinforcements in Audincourt where episodes of urban violence have been observed since October 26, following an anti-drug operation. “The Minister of the Interior has granted the Prefect of Doubs the reinforcement of a mobile unit which will be engaged from 7 pm this evening on the concerned district” of the Champs Montants, the prefecture said in a statement.

Les Champs Montants, a city classified as a sensitive urban area, located east of Audincourt, has been experiencing episodes of urban violence for three days. The police were repeatedly the target of projectiles, responding with tear gas canisters. Garbage fires were also observed and investigations opened but no arrests were made.

According to the prefecture, these facts occur in reaction to a “large-scale operation which was decided in early October” against drug trafficking in the city, resulting “in the destabilization of the points of deal” and allowing “the seizure of drugs and various materials ”. This operation also resulted in “two sentences of three years and 30 months in prison for drug trafficking,” the division commissioner in charge of the district told AFP. Another sentence, to 18 months in prison, was also pronounced against an individual “who had committed violence on one of our colleagues”, added the commissioner.

Other acts of violence had already been observed during two evenings last week. France Bleu had notably reported the assault of two police officers by a dozen young people, which had given rise to two arrests. This violence occurred while in Alençon (Orne), several hundred kilometers away, urban violence also erupted at the beginning of the week after arrests in the context of the fight against drug trafficking. The police in particular came under firework mortar fire, and thirteen vehicles were set on fire.

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