DIRECT. Riots in New Caledonia: the seriously injured gendarme is dead, Emmanuel Macron wants to declare a state of emergency

DIRECT. Riots in New Caledonia: the seriously injured gendarme is dead, Emmanuel Macron wants to declare a state of emergency
DIRECT. Riots in New Caledonia: the seriously injured gendarme is dead, Emmanuel Macron wants to declare a state of emergency

Elements of GIGN, RAID, four squadrons of mobile gendarmes and two sections of CRS 8, a unit specializing in the fight against urban violence, were mobilized

“The cops are overwhelmed so we try to protect ourselves and as soon as things get heated, we warn the cops so that they can come and help us. We try to ensure that each neighborhood has its own militia,” said a resident, Sébastien, 42 years old. In the Tuband district of Nouméa, residents patrolled armed with sticks or baseball bats, hooded or helmeted. Elements of GIGN, RAID, four squadrons of mobile gendarmes and two sections of CRS 8, a unit specializing in the fight against urban violence, were mobilized. Other reinforcements were being transported to the archipelago, according to Gérald Darmanin, including members of the GIGN, the elite gendarmerie unit in the archipelago.

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