Gérald Darmanin will visit the city

Gérald Darmanin will be in Oyonnax on Monday February 15th. The Home Secretary will especially be going to Upper Bugey to meet local elected officials. The city was the scene of clashes between police and about sixty people on the night of November 6th, 2020.

Garbage fires, burned cars and mortar fires followed each other and injured three police officers. After the events, the mayor Michel Perraud had alerted the interior minister by mail. On the initiative of Damien Abad, the constituency representative, the interior minister will take stock of the security situation in this city with more than 20,000 inhabitants in the late afternoon.

Laurent Wauquiez, President of the region, had already visited the cities a few days after the tensions in Oyonnax in November.

“Propose concrete measures”

“The city police are doing their job, they are reinvesting the neighborhoods at my request. There will be no restricted area. […] I invite the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, the guardian of the seals, Éric Dupont-Moretti, to propose concrete measures to combat this crime that spoils the lives of all of us ”, the mayor had launched the following day in particular this new outbreak of violence. Reinforcements from the national police force are expected.