However with coronavirus-related restrictions in place, that determine is decrease than in earlier years, in line with Inside Minister Gérald Darmanin.
A complete of 1,316 vehicles had been set on hearth in 2019, in line with a press launch issued by the Inside Ministry on Saturday.
Nevertheless, extra folks had been taken in for questioning than in earlier years, with 441 introduced in in comparison with 376 in 2019.
In Strasbourg, northeastern France, 31 folks had been taken in for questioning after automobiles and trash cans had been alight.
Six of these questioned had been minors who broke curfew whereas the remainder had been linked to alleged arson, in line with authorities in Strasbourg who additionally confirmed that 4 cops suffered from minor accidents.
Regardless of coronavirus restrictions, in central France’s Yonne division, authorities mentioned an unlawful social gathering with 1,500 folks was nonetheless underway as of Saturday noon native time with police forces on web site making an attempt to manage the scenario, authorities mentioned in a press release.
An investigation will likely be opened for “unlawful group of a festive musical gathering,” the assertion added.