MISCELLANEOUS – Several people were arrested Saturday in the neighborhood of Ariane in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) while they were involved in the shooting of a rap clip. The extras, armed with fake weapons and hidden behind masks, caused panic in the area before the police intervened.
These arrests, five at first on the ground of "participation in an armed crowd", were followed by a "beginning of urban violence" and new arrests, said this source, confirming information from Nice morning.
A total of nine people were still in custody Sunday morning on the basis of an investigation entrusted to the Departmental Security by the Nice public prosecutor. The author of the rap video itself is one of those held in police custody.
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Masked and armed with … dummy weapons
"It was the inhabitants of the neighborhood who alerted us around 4 pm when they saw on the street some fifty young people, some of whom had their faces concealed by Anonymous or Casa del Papel masks, with well-made replicas in their possession. Kalashnikov-style weapons of war that could be reminiscent of real weapons, "said the police source.
In subsequent clashes, police forces sporadically sprayed glass bottles or pieces of concrete on their vehicles, without lamenting any casualties in their ranks. The services of the road intervened to clear bins reversed on the roadway.
Among those arrested were three minors, who were also in custody, with the exception of one of them who, because of his young age, received only a reminder of the law. by a judicial police officer. Another individual was also taken into custody after coming to insult the police station in the area. The calm returned around 18 hours, indicates the police, which however maintained the securing of the sector until the end of evening.
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