An hour long attack on a police station just outside Paris took place early this morning (Sunday). By a group of 40 protestors.
Police station near Paris targeted by firework attack: Authorities say that it is just the latest incident in a long line of attacks on security forces in recent months. Several police vehicles and the entrance to the station were damaged. However there were no reports of personal injuries.
The attack came just before midnight in Champigny-sur-Marne. Around 12 kilometres (8 miles) east of the capital. Laurent Jeanne, the city’s mayor, told reporters that the police may have been a target following an incident. It involved a moped rider who was stopped by police a few days ago. But did not go into detail on the incident.
Police union officials said the latest attack underlined the growing threat against law enforcement. Both in the capital and other large cities. The same station was attacked last April by youths letting off fireworks. With many others across France sustaining similar attacks this year.
Two police officers were shot with their own guns last Wednesday. Calling for renewed efforts to tackle crime. Tensions have long run high between police and residents in poor cities. Often with large immigrant communities. Where protests erupted this summer over claims of brutality and racism in their ranks
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