This is the first time that the offices of the SPIP, the Somme’s Integration and Probation Prison Service, have been targeted by such an attack. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, around 3:30AM, one or more individuals torched several vehicles.
The vehicles were parked in a private parking lot behind the offices. Two vans used to take the detainees to the courthouse were torched. Five cars that allowed officers to visit detainees in open facilities, such as for parole, were also destroyed.
“Die Justice, Die Jail, Die State, Die!” was sprayed with black paint on the walls of the car park. It was signed with a circle A symbol of the anarchist movement. But the prosecutor of Amiens is being cautious. Nothing so far confirms this lead. Alexandre de Bosschère for whom this attack is above all symbolic: “it is not the SPIP itself that is targeted but justice, the State”.
An investigation has been opened and the images from the CCTV cameras exploited. But for the Force Ouvrière union, the individual or individuals would have passed through the back of the buildings. A simple barrier protects the entrance to the car park, while in front, facing the prison, the heavy white door is placed under video surveillance.
[Translated by Anarchists Worldwide]
Amiens: Death to justice, death to prison, death to the State!
Information taken from the regime media.
Around 3.00 a.m. on the morning of April 1st, 2020, in Amiens, northern France, anarchists set fire to several vehicles belonging to the prison administration.
Two cellular vans were destroyed, as well as five SPIP cars that had been fully or partially burned. The Services pénitentiaires d’insertion et de probation (“Prison services for insertion and probation”) is a structure composed of officials of the prison administration who “follow” prisoners and persons subject to alternative measures to prison, participating in the decision to release someone on probation, SPIP ensures that this is respected or that the person returns to prison if the terms are violated.
A glass in SPIP’s room has been smashed and a molotov bottle has been thrown inside. This bottle went out and the fire did not catch. On a wall was left the inscription “Crève la justice, crève la taule, crève l’Etat, et créve!” (“Death to justice, death to prison, death to the State and let him die!”), accompanied by a circled “A”.
[Translated by Insuscettibile di ravvedimento]