Stupor in Nice: Police officers violently attacked during an arrest, two officers injured

The basics A police team was violently attacked this Wednesday evening in the Ariane district in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) while several dozen people were being arrested. Two officers were injured and one man was arrested.

Several videos of the scene were published on social networks: In Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), in the Ariane district, a police team of dozens of people was violently attacked in the evening on Wednesday 24 March.

It all started during a mundane police check carried out by the Specialized Field Brigade (BST) patrol that intercepted a man riding a scooter without a helmet. The latter suddenly starts screaming and wakes up several people. The police were then attacked by many people, around fifty according to the Alliance Police National Union.

Projectiles in the direction of a police patrol, this Wednesday evening in the Ariane district of Nice …
Many are the powder cities, abandoned cities … Courage for the police officers and the residents of #Nice

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– Hassen Hammou (@HammouHassen) March 24, 2021

While the police are trying to control the accused, they are the target of a shower of projectiles, especially glass bottles, as it is possible to see and hear the various amateur videos.

Two officers injured

Somehow the police manage to arrest the young man and leave the scene. But the “occupants of a vehicle” chased “the police car in order to free the perpetrator,” said the Alliance police. Evaluation of the dispute: Two officers were injured during this intervention.

The first was hit in the knee, the second has a cut in one hand. Alliance Police add that the attackers “did not hesitate to unseal traffic signs to indict the police”.