22:42 GMT23 November 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 65

    Seven young people, aged 16 to 20, suspected of having been involved in the October 2016 clashes with police in Viry-Chatillon were indicted for attempted murder, Evry prosecutor Eric Lallement has announced.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In total, 12 people were arrested this week as part of the case, five of them were released.

    "These seven people have been indicted for attempted murder of persons of public authority committed in organized groups," Lallement said in a Friday statement, as quoted by BFMTV.

    Of the seven arrested, six reportedly denied any involvement in the violence against police, while one admitted to throwing stones at law enforcement officers.

    In October 2016, a fight broke out between a group of youth and police in Viry-Chatillon, a southern suburb of Paris. The young people threw Molotov cocktails and set two police cars on fire. As a result, two police officers were injured, one of them, a 28-year-old, suffered severe burns.

    Following the incident French police held several protests across the country.


    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!


    France's Emmanuel Macron to Visit Lebanon Next Week to Meet Top Officials
    France's Right-Wing FN Party Head Le Pen Urges End to ‘Superpower’ of EU
    Taiwan Leader Promises to Pope Francis to Create New Era for Ties With China
    arrest, police, prosecutor, Paris, France
    Community standardsDiscussion