Police and firefighters were violently attacked in Brest (Finistère) on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, in the Pontanezen district. In particular, they came under firework mortar fire.
The police were alerted around 12:30 am for garbage containers and a car that had been set on fire, rue Cézanne, in the Pontanezen district in Brest reports West France. On amateur videos broadcast in particular on the social network Snapchat, it is possible to see individuals shooting fireworks in the middle of buildings, but also thick smoke which is probably that of a fire.
As soon as they arrived, the police encountered many hostile individuals. Accompanied by firefighters who came to extinguish the various fires, the police were targeted by stone throwing and fireworks. There are nevertheless no injuries to be deplored. About fifty individuals attacked the twenty or so police officers during this intervention.
Wild rodeo and firecrackers
According to a source close to the investigation cited by our colleagues, it was neither more nor less than a new ambush. And this is not the first time that this has happened this month.
A little earlier, the police had moved in the district of Kerourien, for urban rodeos as well as in Kerangoff, for the throwing of firecrackers.