In the New Year, 874 cars were burnt in France
Global New News Desk –
In France, 874 cars were set on fire on the eve of the Christian New Year. Unidentified persons set fire to the cars following the old tradition of New Year. Several people have brought under interrogation in the incident, police said. News from the BBC.
After the outbreak of violence in several French cities in 2005, car burning during the New Year has become an annual occurrence in the country. However, the French Interior Ministry says the number of car burnings has dropped this year compared to previous years due to the Corona ban.
A statement from the ministry on Saturday said 1,317 vehicles had set on fire in 2019 before the Corona situation. Last year, the Corona situation continued during the New Year and due to the curfew, there was not much of a car burning during the New Year.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that more people had detained and interrogated this year than in 2019. Yesterday, 441 people interrogated. In 2019, the number of people brought under interrogation was 36.
CNN reports that 31 people, including seven children, have interrogated in Strasbourg, northeastern France, in connection with the car fire. They interrogated for breaking the curfew. The rest have questioned on charges of arson in the car.
According to Strasbourg authorities, four police officers were slightly injured in the car fire.
According to French media reports, about 95,000 members of the police and paramilitary
forces, including 32,000 firefighters and security personnel, deployed to quell the
violent New Year celebrations.
In France, meanwhile, the Corona ban has partially lifted, but new restrictions have
imposed this month on Amicron. More than 2,000 people have barred from
attending the event since January 3 in a closed room.
It will be compulsory for those who can do office work from home. Wearing a mask has
again made compulsory in Paris to deal with the Corona situation. 69 people have
fined for not wearing masks.
In the New Year 874 cars were burnt in France