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WATCH: Halloween ‘Purge’ causes violence in northeastern France

/ 07:11 PM November 01, 2018

Image: Screengrab from Twitter/@djam____ via Storyful

A gang of young men destroyed bus stops and launched projectiles at trams in Borny, a neighborhood of Metz, France as part of a Halloween “Purge” yesterday, Oct. 31, as per France Bleu Lorraine report on the same day.

A video uploaded by elfo (@djam____) shows a group unidentified figures roaming through the streets and smashing the glass at stops along the tram line on Boulevard de Provence in Borny yesterday night.

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One individual throws what appears to be a firework at passing trams.

This violence comes after a 19-year-old was arrested Monday, Oct. 29, for calling for a “purge” against police officers throughout France. The call spread through social networks and has led to violence in multiple French cities.

A bottle of acid was thrown at a police officer in Essonne, as reported by Le Parisien today. Other disturbances have been reported in Lyon.

The call for a “purge” is inspired by the United States horror franchise “The Purge” which is about a dystopian future that holds an annual 12-hour period wherein violence is legal. KM

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