ARSON ATTACK AGAINST ARM POLICE BARRACKS IN #MEYLAN #FRANCE : The series of incendiary attacks against the gendarmerie continues. This time it was the barracks in Meylan, near Grenoble that was targeted. On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, October 26th, four personal vehicles of the gendarmes were torched, blackening the facade of the building where the gendarmes and their families live. The latter were quickly evacuated in the middle of the night.
In order to make their way into the barracks, the arsonist(s) made a hole in the fence at around 3:30AM and set off two fire lighters.
At a press conference, the Grenoble prosecutor, Jean-Yves Coquillat, expressed his concern about the fact that the blues are no longer safe, even at home. “Beyond the gendarmerie, it is the families who were attacked in their homes in the middle of the night. The families of the gendarmes who live in the barracks have a legitimate right to live there in safey”. He added that a padlock had been “placed on the entrance of the barracks, probably intended to hinder the intervention of the rescuers”.