Crédit Mutuel Bank Office Burned Down by Protesters in France

Joshua Ramos
Source: CNN

Following consistent civil unrest in the country in recent days, a Credit Mutuel Bank Office has been burned down by protestors in France. The development follows consistent civil action nationwide after a teenager was fatally shot by police earlier this week.

Now, the Crédit Mutuel office has seen protestors force entry and set the building ablaze. Subsequently, recent statements from President Emmanuel Macron have condemned the actions. In a statement to the public, he said, “Nothing justifies violence,” in reaction to protestors.

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France Bank Office Burned Down Following Protest

The country of France has undergone several days of protests that have left hundreds apprehended by authorities. The development was derived from the fatal shooting of a teenager. Moreover, the protests have taken place throughout the country, with no end in sight.

Now, that civil action has culminated in the destruction of one bank building today. Specifically, the Crédit Mutuel bank office has been burned down by protestors in France in what is the third straight day of protests that have swept the country.

Source: Reuters

CNN reported that more than 400 civilians were arrested on Thursday. Subsequently, France has utilized its elite police force, RAID, in various cities across the country. Specifically, in Bordeau, Lyon, Roubaix, Marseille, and Lille. The deployment was reportedly enacted to help contain the actions taken by protestors.

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Crédit Mutuel is a French bank that is one of the top five largest in the country. Moreover, it consistently serves more than 30 million customers nationwide. Recently surfaced video shows the building on fire, with protestors surrounding the rubble remnants. Thereafter, the nation’s fire Department is seen attempting to calm the flames.

The story is still developing, and we don’t yet know the extent of the damage. We do not know if anyone was harmed.