In Paris, an Arab teenager named “Aissa”, urged people on Snapchat to riot and assault the police on Halloween, apparently being inspired by the film franchise “The Purge”. Aissa, who’s still in highschool, sent a picture in Snapchat urging people living in the Muslim suburbs, to “purge” on 31 October.
Thousands of Muslim and African immigrants followed the call to “purge” so that 15,000 policemen had to be deployed to control the rioters and more than 100 arrests had been made. The Purge spread to almost all France’s major cities including; Lyon, Rennes, Nantes, Metz, Toulouse, Grenobles and Marseille. Even french counties in the Caraibes have been “purged”.
In Rennes, 13 cars and 20 rubbish bins were burned, a fire truck was pelted with stones and a 15 year old teenager was wounded by a flashball after he threw stones at a police patrol.
In Metz, three bus stops were damaged and a bus was also targeted with projectiles.
In Poitiers, five cars were burned and two were damaged.
In Nantes, three cars and eight rubbish bins were burned, and three minors were arrested.
In Toulouse, two policemen were wounded after they arrested two “masked individuals”. Cars and rubbish bins were also burned.
In Lyon, 12 people were arrested for rioting. One of the many arrests Lyon’s police made was of a minor who had also launched a call to “purge” on social media. Seven “vehicles” were also burned, according to Lyon’s prefecture.
In Sain-André, in the Caraïbes, black youths tried to force entry into a police station and wounded a policeman while doing so. According to “Lapremiere”, more than a dozen criminals were arrested.
In Vigneux-Sur-Seine, many arrests were made for damage and theft, in Etampes, twenty masked individuals looted a shop. Some were arrested but the majority of the criminals are apparently still on the run.
Still in Vigneux-sur-Seine, in Montgeron, a small grocery store was attacked by a group of young people, when the police arrived, an “acid bottle” was thrown on them. According to Leparisien, two police agents are still “recovering”.