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Fire in the town hall of Bordeaux: the 5 kept in custody "are not combatants"


Four young people in their twenties and a minor were arrested Thursday evening. They are suspected of having contributed to the start of voluntary fire at the foot of the gates of the Rohan palace.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

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Difficult at this stage of the investigation to know if the fire lit at the gates of the town hall of Bordeaux was "

organized " or the result of a "


" crowd movement


According to our information, five people, placed in police custody at the Bordeaux police station, are suspected of having contributed to the start of this fire lit by opponents of the pension reform.

In the aftermath of a collective and intentional act of vandalism, while many Bordeaux residents are still in shock, the first hearings of these alleged thugs seem to support the hypothesis of a disorganized horde more than the action of a political movement. structure.

They are not fighters

”, specifies our police source who does not exclude that there may be organizers who would be identified later.

On the spot from the beginning of the abuses,

Le Figaro

had been able to observe that the people present were hoarding trash cans, scooters and waste in front of the town hall without necessarily consulting each other.

The fire had quickly grown under the applause and cries of onlookers.

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Young people and a teenager

The first arrest, that of a 25-year-old, took place at 8:30 p.m. Place Pey Berland.

The firefighters were still extinguishing the flames which licked the facade of the Rohan Palace more than three meters high.

An hour later, in more distant streets, two young homeless people, a twenty-something and a minor, were also arrested.

The zonal direction of the South West judicial police (DZPJ) was in charge of the investigation for arson.

Source: lefigaro

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