A building under construction with 25 apartments was targeted by arson on Saturday evening in Pietrosella (southern Corsica) and inscriptions calling for nationalist armed struggle were found on the spot, we learned on Sunday from the Ajaccio prosecutor's office.
An investigation has been opened for destruction of property by dangerous means, entrusted to the research brigade of the Ajaccio gendarmerie, but "
it is not impossible that the national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office will seize these facts
", specified the permanence from the prosecution to AFP.
Tags were found at the scene, including GCC for "
Ghjuventù clandestina corsa
", Corsican clandestine youth, already registered on several arson sites in recent months.
Another inscription noted on the spot by the investigators proclaimed: “
It is time to resume the armed struggle and quickly the front
Two apartments in this uninhabited 25-unit residence, which was to be delivered in three months, were particularly affected by the flames around 9 p.m.
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A dwelling has been completely degraded.
The facade and the entrance to the second apartment were blackened by the flames.
There is no doubt about the criminal origin using a flammable product
, “said the prosecution.
Since June, the acronym GCC has been discovered on a dozen villas or burning machines in Corsica.
The island has known for a year a multiplication of arson attacks mainly targeting residences of French people living in France, often with the presence of tags, but without official claim.
Campsites, beach restaurants, construction companies and construction machinery were also damaged by intentional fires.
On July 11, sixteen of these acts were claimed by the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC), a clandestine independence group.
The Pnat had seized all the facts.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is expected in Ajaccio on Monday for the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prefect Claude Erignac.
The minister had been forced to cancel his last visits to Corsica against a backdrop of tensions around the still detained members of the commando responsible for this assassination.