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Lyon: violent clashes between young people in the sensitive district of La Duchère


Young people set fire to several vehicles on Thursday at the end of the afternoon, while new security measures had been put in place around a high school.


Small riots

", comments a police source to Le



Thursday afternoon, in Lyon, clashes between young people gave rise to violent scenes.

Several dozen of them met in the sensitive district of La Duchère, near the Lycée la Martinière.


Young people came down to do battle with those from the school

», Confides our police source.

The students of the establishment having been confined inside, the individuals, hooded or hooded, attacked vehicles - at least six were said to have been set on fire - and street furniture.

The police - one of them reportedly slightly injured - used tear gas to ward off the threat.

Calm finally returned around 8 p.m.

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The La Martinière high school had been placed the day before under reinforced police protection, following events that occurred at the end of January.

According to our information, a professor had been targeted by throwing stones.

His colleagues had also exercised their right of withdrawal.

A series of incidents had been noted around the establishment: racketeering, theft, young people molested or assaulted.

New surveillance cameras and additional staff had been deployed around the school, "

which did not please these individuals,

" notes our police source.


There is a real climate of insecurity in the area

", we note.

According to our information, the police have arrested at least four suspects.

The EELV mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, visited the site.

The climate has become tense in the neighborhood for a few weeks.

Tonight it's gone up a notch.

We must continue to appease,

”he said.

The facts also arise in the aftermath of a scooter accident involving a 13-year-old teenager, who was driving without a helmet.


A rumor

" according to which this accident was caused by a chase, would have spread in the neighborhood.

This denied the Lyon prosecutor's office, contacted by AFP.

Source: lefigaro

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