Euro 2016: Cazeneuve Announcement, Banning the Sale of Alcohol

The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, announced the banning of the sale of alcohol in sensitive areas. The Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Sunday that a there will be a ban on alcohol sales in “sensitive areas” vigils and match days of the Euro, after denouncing the violence “unacceptable” that occurred yesterday in Marseille.  “I …

Protests in Nantes. After Violent Clashes, Justice hits Hard

Prison sentences with immediate imprisonment were handed down against four protesters after Thursday’s excesses during the event. Forty-one people arrested.  Twenty-six others in custody.  Among them, seven men, aged 18 to 45, were immediately tried at an emergency hearing convened late Friday afternoon.  The prosecutor of Nantes wanted to mark the occasion after the excesses …

Labour Law: Summary of a Very Tense Day Yesterday in Nantes

10,000 demonstrators initially against the Labour Law. Clashes. Porsche burning. 39 arrests, sometimes violent. The event yesterday, Thursday 28th April, started at around 11am, at the Nefs near the Elephant, on the Ile de Nantes.  The Unions who were present as usual, always fighting against the Labour Act had expected, for the sake of appeasement, to …