Reunion: 10 Municipalities Affected by Violence

10 years, 5 months ago - February 24, 2012
St. Benedict, Salazie, St. Andrew, St. Susanna, St. Mary, St. Denis, Le Port,'Etang-Salé, St. Louis and St. Peter. All these cities are affected by violence, of greater or lesser extent, on the night of Thursday to Friday.

Garbage cans on fire, burning cars, dams, damaged street furniture. Cocktails thrown at police. Here and there throughout the island, rioters rampaged.  Tell journalists of Zinfos974.

According to our colleague Reunion, the tension begins to rise in several municipalities from the dark. After two consecutive nights particularly agitated. And violence continued throughout the night.

Molotov cocktails

22.00. Cauldron, everything is focused on the two towers. On the one hand, the police equipped with tear gas, on the other, people who throw Molotov cocktails. Explosions are heard around. The area is surrounded, local residents and the press can not circulate. Side Champ Fleuri, flames rise. Similarly, garbage burn the Camellias.

22h15: unrest in St. Benedict, St. Andrew and Etang-Salé. At Petit Bazar, Saint-André, fires garbage littering the streets. Pebbles are sent on véhicules.A St. Benedict, in Roundabout arm-gun offenders were seen.

22h45: The mobile police disperse the rioters in St. Louis. If Saint-Pierre, more and more mobs are starting to invest the seafront clashes in St. Louis multiplient.Les mobile police trying to disperse the rioters. They are positioned at the corner of Main Street and Lambert Street.

11:15 p.m.: Two vans were made in Chateau-Morange, in the district of Camellias, in Saint-Denis. The police had to use tear gas to disperse dozens of young people and secure the roundabout of the Camellias.

23.20. The situation worsens at the Port including the side of the River Pebbles where two cars were torched. Patrols of gendarmes and police are intensifying.

11:50 p.m.. In St. Louis. The hot spot was transferred to the Leclerc, in the district of The Fence. Pebbles scattered on the ground while the rioters have flown before. Traffic is blocked, and police are recommended to avoid this type of industry.

Midnight. The air becomes unbreathable within the Port area where tear gas was dropped on the rioters who continue to provoke the police. They are sometimes only a few dozen yards away. Traffic is completely impossible in the street where two cars Carpaye Rico, then a third, were burned. 

Regional Plan solidarity

In a statement released Thursday evening, the president of the Association, Didier Robert, the Regional Plan proposes attached to the purchasing power of Reunion. "The exceptional situation of global crisis affecting France and more strongly the meeting who has a high unemployment rate especially among young people and a distance from markets, must mobilize all forces: State chambers, economic actors, communities (Region, Department Commons ...), "said the leader Reunion.

Didier Robert recalls the steps already taken since 2010. Including the Regional Stock Exchange of Success in relieving families of education costs and training of their children fall in the price of bottled gas for all Reunion from 1 March. On fuel, a first measurement (lower prices) has been validated for the Professional Diesel in 2011, the statement said, before announcing that Didier Robert will make two new proposals on Friday: expand this fall to all Reunion, and create with the State and local storage unit in competition with the SRPP (Reunion Society of Petroleum Products).

For its part, Nassimah Dindar, President of the General Council, made on Thursday night, a series of proposals and submit them for consideration by all councilors. Including the establishment of a special aid fund allocated to the lower prices of essential commodities labeled péi (This is to contribute directly to improving the purchasing power of families Reunion but while supporting and by promoting local production and trademarks Pompeii, the statement said the council president. The advocates also freeze rents in public housing and the urgent establishment of a social tariff for electricity, water, telephony and the Internet.

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