About twenty service cars and minibuses of the La Courneuve municipality were set on fire at around midnight on Friday to Saturday night. The vehicles were in the municipal parking lot near the City Hall. Fuel and parts of firebombs were found on site. The prefecture confirmed that it was arson. Investigations have been unable to identify suspects, who were hooded at the time.
“The destruction of the municipal vehicles will have an impact on services for an indefinite period, especially for young people, the mayor announced. We do not have the means to replace them immediately. Trips for young people, which require minibus transport, have already been cancelled.”
This incident comes at a tense moment in La Courneuve. On Wednesday, a dog was killed by police as part of an intervention in the estate of 4000, causing deep shock among the young people. “It is hard to not to make the connection,” said a municipal source. This Saturday, the municipality called for calm and asked for police reinforcements. For its part, it has set up a police presence around the main municipal buildings and patrols to monitor the schools.
[Translated by Act for freedom now!]