Anti-G7 demonstrations 19 people were arrested, 17 placed in police custody

Anti-G7 demonstrations: 19 people were arrested, 17 placed in police custody

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Opponents of the G7 summit conducted several actions on Sunday in Biarritz, Bayonne, and Hendaye in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

17 people were placed in police custody Sunday, August 25 on the sidelines of the anti-G7 demonstrations that took place in Biarritz, Bayonne and Hendaye, prefnews learned from the Prefecture of Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The police forces carried out 19 arrests throughout the day, on the entire G7 security system. The police custody was pronounced notably for “outrage”, “transport and carrying of arms by destination”, “violence towards a person in charge of the public authority”.

Opponents of the G7 summit on Sunday continued their demonstrations and other symbolic actions. In Bayonne, several hundred people participated in a “march of portraits”, some of them have brandished, upside down, official photographs of the French president unhooked in town halls. The day before, sixty-eight people had been arrested as part of the security apparatus, and 38 were placed in police custody.

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