Corsica: clashes during a demonstration in Ajaccio in honor of Yvan Colonna, 16 injured, five burned

Corsica: clashes during a demonstration in Ajaccio in honor of Yvan Colonna, 16 injured, five burned

A new demonstration in memory of Yvan Colonna, who died two weeks ago, took place on Sunday in Ajaccio. The police have identified 16 injured including five burned after clashes with the police.
A new demonstration in memory of Yvan Colonna, who died two weeks ago, took place on Sunday in Ajaccio. The police have identified 16 injured including five burned after clashes with the police.

In Corsica, tensions remain high for two weeks after the death of Yvan Colonna. A demonstration took place in Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud) on Sunday, April 3, in honor of a pro-independence activist who was plunged into a coma after being assaulted by a  fellow inmate in early March.

The mobilization caused clashes between demonstrators and the police and the police communicated in the evening a report of 16 wounded including five burns and a woman with a “ripped” calf . The vital prognosis of the injured people is not engaged, according to security and judicial sources joined by France 2 on Sunday evening.

A gathering of 60 people in front of a CRS barracks

In the middle of the afternoon, scuffles broke out in front of the cathedral, on the Cours Napoléon, near the prefecture and Avenue du Premier consul, near the town hall. At the end of the afternoon, a gas pipeline was on fire in a small street in the city center, as mentioned by  France 3 Corse .

At the same time, about sixty people gathered calmly in front of the CRS cantonment in Furiani, near Bastia, according to the police. More than 500 people had already demonstrated in front of this barracks a week earlier, Sunday March 27.

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