Rue des teinturiers, Avignona annoncé hier que les grenades offensives (dont l'une a causé la mort du jeune homme) seraient désormais interdites dans le cadre des opérations de maintien de l'ordre public. L'affaire n'est pas terminée. Les manifestations continuent, les révélations aussi et l'avenir du barrage de Sivens reste inconnu.
"Have no fear - Police kills !" or when national issues make their way to the walls of Avignon.
Have you heard of Remi Fraisse, a young botanist killed three weeks ago during a demonstration against a dam to be built in Sivens, in the southwest of France? He was killed in the back by a grenade thrown by the police during a particularly violent confrontation with young green protesters. Since then there have been multiple demonstrations against the police and the future of the dam is still unknown. Learn more about here.
Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has since declared that from now on concussion grenades would be banned from police equipment however this doesn't seem to have calmed protesters down.