Canada: Night "relatively calm" in Alençon after the violence of the day before

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Des CRS patrouillent le quartier de Perseigne à Alençon, secoué vingt-quatre heures plus tôt par d'importantes violences urbaines, le 29 septembre 2022 © Jean-Francois Monier of the CRS patrol the district of Perseigne in Alençon, shaken twenty-four hours earlier by important urban violence, September 29, 2022

The night from Wednesday to Thursday was "relatively calm" in the Perseigne district of Alençon, shaken twenty-four hours earlier by significant urban violence, according to the prosecution, but the reinforced security system is maintained, according to the prefecture.

During the night of Wednesday to Thursday, four light vehicles were "burned" but no "rioter" was "nearby" and "a few mortar fire towards the CRS" were noted but "without any damage", Alestitia Mirande's public prosecutor told AFP.

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Des CRS patrouillent le quartier de Perseigne à Alençon, secoué vingt-quatre heures plus tôt par d'importantes violences urbaines, le 29 septembre 2022 © Jean-Francois Monier of the CRS patrol the district of Perseigne in Alençon, shaken twenty-four hours earlier by significant urban violence, on September 29, 2022

"Two individuals were arrested in connection with possession or traffic drugs, "added the prefecture in a statement on Thursday at midday.

The previous night, "from 11:00 pm to 02:30, around thirty individuals dressed in unidentified black" had "burnt down around twenty cars", in this popular district of Alençon, Ms. Mirande said in a statement on Thursday morning.

The police who came to secure the intervention of the firefighters had been the subject of "multiple fireworks shots, which did not hurt," said the magistrate.

"No arrest has yet taken place and investigations are underway", concerning the facts of the night of September 27 to 28, said Mirande.

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The "reinforced security device" deployed Wednesday evening in the Persian district will be "maintained" for the days to come ", also underlined the prefecture. "For the next night", a mobile gendarmerie squadron will be made available by the Ministry of the Interior ", according to the same source.

Wednesday evening, the Persian district was under reinforced surveillance, had noted a photographer of the AFP. According to the prefecture, "65 police officers were mobilized in total in the district" of 4,000 inhabitants, "and its surroundings".

of the control points had been installed at the entrances to the neighborhood and the pedestrian or motorized patrols had been made, had Also noted the photographer.

These violence "followed up the arrest on September 27, 2022, of an individual living in the Persian district for acts of refusal to comply, outrages, rebellion, death threats and refusal to Submit to the verifications of alcohol and narcotics, "added Ms. Mirande.

This man" was accompanied by an individual subject to an arrest warrant issued by the investigating judge at the Alençon judicial court in the frame e of another procedure. This individual fled ", according to the press release.

The prosecutor also confirmed the link between this violence and the drug trafficking mentioned Wednesday by the prefect of the Orne.

" These urban violence can also be linked to An operation carried out on September 23. Two individuals had been the subject of an arrest in the context of cripples on drugs, "said Ms. Mirande.

These two men were" both sentenced to 7 and 10 months' imprisonment with a Ab initio development in home detention under electronic surveillance, "she said.

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