Lyon. Violence during the May 1 parade: investigations underway

Lyon. Violence during the May 1 parade: investigations underway
Lyon. Violence during the May 1 parade: investigations underway

The day after the May 1 parade, several people were still in police custody this Thursday for violence and damage committed by the group of 200 to 300 thugs present at the front of the procession.

Twenty-two people were arrested on Wednesday, notably following preventive checks before the departure of the procession and during episodes of projectile throwing at the police.

No looting

The police resources deployed on the ground made it possible to limit the damage, since unlike May 1, 2023, there was no ransacking and looting of businesses. Storefronts were certainly broken, torn down or tagged, and street furniture was damaged, but the thugs did not enter the businesses to vandalize them.

The police force, made up of four CRS units, including CRS 83, and DIPN personnel, demonstrated responsiveness and mobility, intervening when groups attempted to approach businesses and establishments targeted by the thugs, ‘where a material toll less heavy than last year. The human toll, with two police officers injured, is also down significantly compared to 2023, when six demonstrators and nineteen members of the police were injured.

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