13 charged over sack­ing of Tri­om­phe

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

PARIS - Thir­teen peo­ple were charged on Wed­nes­day over loot­ing and de­struc­tion at the Arc de Tri­om­phe mon­u­ment to France's war dead dur­ing vi­o­lent ‘yel­low vest’ protests which rocked Paris last week­end, pros­e­cu­tors said. Three of the sus­pects, which in­clude one mi­nor, were placed in pre­ven­tive cus­tody ahead of their trial, while the oth­ers were re­leased on bail. The land­mark arch at the top of the Champs-El­y­sees av­enue, which of­fers panoramic views of the cap­i­tal, was the epi­cen­tre of the clashes be­tween anti-gov­ern­ment protesters and po­lice. AFP

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