Policemen, France. Photo: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

10 July 2020, 21:58

French police continue detentions in Dijon unrest case

In France, the police detained five more participants of clashes between members of the Chechen and Maghrib Diasporas in Dijon. Two detainees are charged with using violence.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 14, in the French city of Dijon, a conflict occurred between members of the Chechen Diaspora and local residents of Arab origin. In the evening on June 16, the parties agreed on a truce. According to the prosecutor's office, 20 people were injured in the clashes. Policemen detained six members of the Chechen community.

The conflict was triggered by a beating on June 10 of a 16-year-old teenager from the Chechen community by drug dealers. After that, calls for revenge appeared on social networks.

The police detained five more persons in the case on the June unrest in Dijon, the edition "Ouest France" reported July 9 with reference to its own sources. The edition does not disclose to what diaspora the detainees belong.

Today, French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin have arrived in Dijon. The chairman of the French government has announced that starting from September, the Dijon's police will be reinforced with 20 new employees, although the local prefecture requested 30, the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" reported.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 10, 2020 at 06:25 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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