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Fire at the town hall of Bordeaux: the indicted individual admitted the facts


The 25-year-old suspect faces ten years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros. He is already known to justice for acts of street delinquency.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

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He was seen at the scene and his presence could be verified on videos.

Followed by the police and arrested Thursday evening after the fire started by thugs at the gates of the town hall of Bordeaux, a 25-year-old individual admitted the facts while in police custody, the Bordeaux prosecutor's office told Le Figaro on



He faces ten years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros.

Indicted on Saturday and remanded in custody by the investigating judge for the time of the judicial investigation opened simultaneously, the young man is presented as desocialized and unemployed.

He is known to the courts for acts of street delinquency (narcotics, violence).

No element at this stage of the investigation makes it possible to determine that he is attached to a political movement

”, on the other hand specified the parquet floor of Bordeaux.

His link with the four other young people arrested the evening of this collective and intentional act of vandalism has not been established either at this stage of the investigations.

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Spontaneous action?

Four days after the tragedy, the trail of a premeditated act is not confirmed by the prosecution.

The “

unorganized action

” thesis still predominates for the time being.

According to several concordant sources, if the security cameras of the town hall did indeed experience a failure this Thursday afternoon, it was due to a voluntary blackout on the sidelines of the procession which beat the pavement against the pension reform.

The electrical incident, which had also affected the courthouse and the Saint-André hospital, was over when flames 15 meters high licked the porch of the Rohan palace while the cry "ACAB" resounded to the applause of the thugs.

For lack of sufficiently characterized evidence, the participation of the latter in the start of the fire has not been accepted by the courts for the moment.

Investigations are still ongoing.

Three of the five arrested suspects appear this Monday in front of the Bordeaux court to answer for their actions to the chief of "

participation in an armed crowd with the face partially or totally concealed


During their arrests, they were in fact in possession of various weapons (PVC bar, cap with metal peak, telescopic baton, bicycle chain, steel security device for motorcycles, etc.).

The minor will be tried in a juvenile court.

Source: lefigaro

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