The French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, advanced this Sunday that, after the attack on a police station near Paris with fireworks, your Government wishes by law to prohibit the sale to the general public of these objects, which wants them to be classified as a weapon.
“They can hurt and kill, and it is necessary that we stop and penalize their sale online, which is not intended for professionals,” he said in Champigny sur Marne, as far as he went to transmit the support of the Executive after what happened.
Darmanin expressed his hope that the veto of these objects could be included in an amendment in a bill on security that will begin to be debated in mid-November in the National Assembly.
Champigny sur Marne police station, a town of about 10,000 inhabitants, was attacked last night by about 40 people with fireworks and iron bars.
Five police cars and a few windows were damaged, but there were no casualties.
That building had already been the target of attacks in the past: in April of this year mortars were fired at it and in 2018 some 30 people also fired various projectiles, such as Molotov cocktails or fireworks.
The motive for the attack is unclear. According to the newspaper “Le Parisien” its mayor, Laurent Jeanne, may have been caused by a recent motorcycle accident of which the Police are blamed, although their responsibility has not been proven.
“Not just any symbol has been attacked. A police station has been attacked. It has been attacked because there is a territorial war in the Republic, because we impose everywhere the presence of the police, who must fight mainly against drug trafficking.” Darmanin added to the press.