An episode of urban violence shook the Remblai or embankment and the large beach of Sables-d’Olonne on the night of July 14 to 15, 2020.
According to sources, the security forces intervened to calm and separate African and Arab youths – more than 150 – in the seaside town in Western France, on the Atlantic Ocean.
“But when they saw people in blue coming, they got together to attack the cops. They took bottles and everything they had on hand,” a witness told actu.fr.
The National Police Alliance union, which estimated the number of youths closer to 200, called the mob of migrants “an urban guerrilla – our colleagues received fireworks and glass bottles from the beach”.
“These were young people, even very young people,” according to a source close to the investigation, who also spoke of gangs from La Roche-sur-Yon and Le Mans who had come to battle in…
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