“Ball in the forehead for Eric Masson. Next target = BTS of 8 ”. Tags of threats uttered against the specialized field brigade of the Lyon police were discovered on Monday on the walls of the Jean-Mermoz school, located in the 8th arrondissement of the city. They also target the police officer shot dead last week in Avignon during an anti-drug operation.
An investigation was opened according to the Departmental Directorate of Public Security, confirming information from the site LyonMag.
“Threats have become our daily life”
“Hatred and violence every day against the national police,” denounced in a tweet the departmental branch of the union SGP Police Unit. “Threats have become our daily lives,” lamented Pierre Tholly, regional secretary of the Alliance union, referring to recurrent violence against the police in the city.
This weekend, a municipal police crew was attacked, especially in Rillieux-la-Pape. Three years ago, the 8th arrondissement of Lyon was part of the first 15 Republican Reconquest Quarters (QRR), a system launched at the national level to fight in particular against drug trafficking by allocating more police resources.