A policeman wounded and ten people arrested on the sidelines of the demonstration against bad housing


Clashes erupted on the sidelines of a demonstration against poor housing, on November 9, 2019 in Marseille. – Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA

Jean-Claude Gaudin was not in his office this Saturday. But the
demonstration against poor housing has tended to approach the city hall of
Marseille, as often. Incidents broke out on the sidelines of this procession mobilized to support the families of eight victims of the collapses of buildings rue d'Aubagne, November 5, 2018. A procession that also wanted to shout his anger: the slogans "neither forgetting nor forgiveness" or "Gaudin assassin" were hammered.

At the end of the day, violence broke out on the sidelines of the procession. The police reported 10 arrests and reported that a police officer was wounded "by a projectile in the throat. According to Provencethis official suffered from difficulties to breathe. His days are not in danger. The regional daily also reports that a protester was injured by a firecracker. Some elements of street furniture have been degraded.

The protest gathered up to 20,000 people according to the organizers, and 6,700 according to the police.

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