A minor indicted for the fire at the town hall door

The investigation is ongoing. A minor was indicted for the arson of the porch of the town hall of Bordeaux, during incidents following a demonstration against the pension reform on March 23, the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

Arrested on Thursday, this 17-year-old man was indicted for “degradation of public property by incendiary substance in a meeting” and placed under judicial supervision.

Four other men have been indicted for the same facts since the start of the investigation and two are being remanded in custody.

The massive wooden door of the town hall of Bordeaux had been set on fire on the evening of March 23, after a day of demonstration against the pension reform enamelled with excesses and a few days before the visit to France, in particular to Bordeaux, of King Charles III of England, finally canceled the next day.

The people of Bordeaux put to work

The disaster, the images of which had been widely taken up on social networks and in the media, had lasted about fifteen minutes before being extinguished by the firefighters.

At the beginning of April, the ecologist mayor Pierre Hurmic had announced the organization of an online vote so that the inhabitants choose between three repair scenarios: “redo identically” this 18th century work, “repair the burnt door and the keep like this”, in its burnt black aspect, or “install a resolutely contemporary door, which could be the subject of a competition” of artists.

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