The car of the mayor of Briançon Arnaud Murgia (LR) was set on fire during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday informs Le Dauphiné Libéré.
The facts took place in front of the home of the elected official who was at home with his family at the time.
“That night, my personal vehicle, parked at home, was set on fire and completely burned. Thanks to the intervention of the firefighters, whom I thank, the fire did not spread to the building in which my neighbors, their families, their children and I were sleeping, “wrote the councilor on Twitter.
Two vehicles of the town hall of Briançon had already been set on fire during the night from Saturday to Sunday in the premises of the technical services of the city.
Arnaud Murgia underlined that “it is very probable” that this incident “is in connection with the municipal intervention”. “I assume the totality of the policy that I lead and my support for the action of the State in the matter of public security. Not by ideology but because in some of our districts, the inhabitants simply cannot live normally any more. “.
An investigation for willful destruction by dangerous means or fire is opened. It was entrusted to the regional directorate of the judicial police of Marseille.
Joël Giraud, the Secretary of State in charge of Rurality, reacted on the same social network by supporting the elected: “The consequences could have been terrible. No violence should ever be condoned. I strongly condemn this unbearable act to the ‘against an elected representative of the Republic. “
Renaud Muselier, the president of the Paca region, also provided support to Arnaud Murgia.
In Mantes-la-Jolie, in Yvelines, two municipal police cars were vandalized and destroyed by flames during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday indicates Le Parisien.