MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, the prison's workers staged mass protests, triggered by an accident which took place on April 6, when six prison guards were injured during fighting between the inmates. The demonstrators demanded security guarantees, increasing staff numbers and reducing number of prisoners. They built up barricades and set them on fire, as well as blocked the road leading to the facility.
He added that the Fleury-Merogis staff called for the facility to be searched. Legentil stressed that the guards had regularly become victims of violence and inmates' aggression.