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(Valls) Le Figaro.fr Updated on 01/01/2013 at 19:38 | published on 01/01/2013 at 18:22
Manuel Valls announced today that 1193 vehicles were burnt last night across the country. Of these vehicles burned, 344 were due to fire spreading. “All figures were recorded in the late afternoon,” said the Minister.
In detail, in the national police area, 907 vehicles were set alight, including 267 by fire spreading. In the metropolitan police area (Paris and three suburb departments), 209 cars were burned, including 54 by fire spreading. In the Gendarmerie area, 77 vehicles were torched. There are nine departments with more than 40 fires, Seine-Saint-Denis (83 vehicles torched), Haut-Rhin (72), Bas-Rhin (70) North (61) and the Bouches-du-Rhone (51).
Clashes in Strasbourg and Mulhouse The Minister also announced 339 arrests and 244 people in custody. He also said “three policemen and four gendarmes were injured. However, there were no clashes during the night, except in Strasbourg and Mulhouse.” “This night, in terms of data and events is comparable to other years,” said Valls while deploring the death of a Strasbourg youth in a firework accident. The minister added: “I want to pay tribute to the forces mobilized last night and that made it possible for gatherings, parties, to take place in the best conditions.”