Saturday, November 9, in the evening, police Angers killed in the egg a brawl that could have ended badly. Two rival gangs had joined at Fair St. Martin, with a real arsenal.
Without the intervention of the Angers police officers, the "meeting" could have ended in a dramatic way. Saturday, November 9, around 8 pm, while the Fair Saint-Martin, festive and family reunion very popular, in full swing, two groups from the neighborhoods of La Roseraie and Monplaisir, meet, place La Rochefoucauld. Their goal: to fight. And not a little.
Baseball bats, American fists …
Some have brought with them a real arsenal. Baseball bats. Telescopic batts. Tear bombs. American fists. All gear, for maximum violence. Alerted, the Angers police intervene quickly, before things get worse and the brawl does victims. Arrests are made in the wake.
Sixteen people, including 11 minors, are thus apprehended and placed in police custody. Everyone was released this Sunday, November 10, in the afternoon. Members of both groups who carried weapons will be summoned before the end of the year.
Why did these two groups want to do battle? The reasons have not yet been determined. Still, the rivalry between the neighborhoods of La Roseraie and Monplaisir is not new. On August 31, the two "camps" had clashed in the heart of Monplaisir, in a wave of violence. Seven young people from La Roseraie had been arrested.
Angers. A pitched battle avoided at Fair Saint MartinOuest-France.fr