Media: police detained several people from the Chechen diaspora after the riots in Dijon

According to BFMTV, the Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into “attempted murder as part of an organized group”, “violence”, “damage” and “incitement to violence”.

Media: police detained several people from the Chechen diaspora after the riots in Dijon

Law enforcement agencies detained several people from the Chechen diaspora in France after the riots in Dijon. This was reported by BFMTV channel.

According to him, the detentions were part of an investigation launched after the riots in Dijon. According to the channel, the Dijon public prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into “attempted murder as part of an organized group”, “causing violence”, “damage” and “incitement to violence”. In which particular regions police detentions were not reported.

Clashes between local residents, mostly from North Africa, and groups of Chechens began, according to preliminary data, after drug dealers beat up a 16-year-old Chechen in the Grecil area. On the night of June 13, about a hundred people armed with iron rods and knives smashed the local hookah house. In response, some residents of Grecil began to patrol the streets and send threats to Chechens in social networks. The groups then engaged in open clashes for three days in the evenings, destroying security cameras, burning cars and garbage cans.

According to police sources, more than 10 people were injured in the riots.

Until Monday evening, when units of the special counter-terrorist police unit and the special police force arrived in the city, not a single person was detained. However, after another wave of riots on June 15, police detained four people. An investigation is under way to identify those involved in the pogroms.

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