Translated by Act for freedom now!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 In a statement, Maire Louise Fort “denounces and condemns in the strongest terms the serious incidents that have taken place […] in the neighbourhoods of Champs-Plaisants and Chaillots: firefighters and police attacked, cars and skips on fire. ” The deputy mayor of Sens adds: “These incidents are not new because they occurred following recurrent stone throwing at buses last May and July last.
These extremely serious acts cannot go unpunished because the main victims are the police, the bus drivers, the firefighters and the residents of these neighbourhoods. ”
On the night of Monday 14th, rue de Londres, two vehicles were set on fire, requiring emergency response and security police around 5 am, Tuesday, July 15. In the adjacent Avenue de la Marne, firefighters also had to overcome a lot of garbage burning in the middle of the road. The work of “about twenty youths” according to residents. […] New incidents have occurred, particularly in the area of Champs-Plaisants in Sens, during the night of Wednesday, July 16. Cars and a bin were set alight. After a quiet night, Champs-Plaisants was again in flames during the night between Wednesday 16 and Thursday, July 17.
Vehicles and a bin were set alight between 10 pm and 3 am. Firefighters intervened rue Boileau around 22:45, rue de Rome around 1:30, avenue de l’Europe around 1:45 et rue Racine around 3 am, for fires in skips and three vehicles. A fourth car was burned by the fire spreading. A car was also burned rue de la Fosse-aux-Saumons and a garden shed, at Boutours. […] Within a few minutes, the windows of three buses of the Intercom network (transport network of the town of Sénonais) were shattered Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
The scene involving a group of a dozen young people took place in the late afternoon, Avenue de la Marne. It was the second act of incivility in less than two months.
The public transport network has decided to not serve the area for a week, forcing users to make a mile walk to catch the bus.