A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP
A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP

French police station pounded by fireworks, ‘mortar shots’ in attack linked to drug gangs

  • The station, which has been attacked before, is located in a housing estate area known for drug trafficking and deemed by authorities as a high priority
  • A spate of criminal incidents across France since lockdown ended in mid-May has put President Emmanuel Macron’s government on heightened alert

Topic |   France
A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP
A screengrab of a Twitter video shows fireworks exploding outside the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne on Saturday night. Photo: Twitter @LeCapricieux94 / AFP
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