Strasbourg: Over 70 cars burned at the turn of the year – 62 arrests made

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This year’s change of time at the seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, was disastrous. The total number of burned cars reached 70, but it was significantly lower than in recent years.

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The turn of the new year, which was expected to be particularly turbulent, ended up being relatively calm compared to other years, but dozens of arrests were made.

According to information transmitted by the Strasbourg Media, 70 vehicles were destroyed by fire in the capital of Alsace on the night of December 31, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

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Last year, the Bas Rhin department counted 95 burnt cars. During New Year 2020/2021, during which a national curfew was imposed from 8pm, around 60 cars were burnt in the urban fabric of the city, while more than 230 cars were burnt during New Year 2019/2020.

As for the arrests, they reached 62 this year, compared to 25 last year. These are arrests for offenses such as drink driving, possession and use of fireworks and violence against police. The relevant authorities had issued a ban on the use of crackers and fireworks, the sale of alcohol on public roads and imposed a curfew for minors under the age of 16.

It is recalled that this year the authorities mobilized 1,000 people to ensure the security of Strasbourg’s New Year.

Source: News Beast

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