Three of the 12 young people arrested Thursday evening in Lyon after clashes with the police in the sensitive district of La Duchère will be deported on Saturday, after an extension of their custody.

The latter concerns two minors and one major.   

Nine of the twelve young people arrested Thursday evening in Lyon after urban violence in the sensitive district of La Duchère were released Friday "for lack of evidence", while three others remained in police custody before their removal on Saturday, said the Minister. parquet.

The extension of police custody concerns an adult for "violence with a weapon on a person holding public authority (throwing projectiles) and participation in a group with a view to committing violence or degradation", and two minors aged 16 and over. 14 years old.

Clashes after a serious scooter accident the day before

They will be presented to a children's judge, the first for the same reasons as the young adult, the second "for possession of a mortar fireworks display", the same source said in a statement.

Thursday evening, clashes in La Duchère between young people and the police had broken out after a serious scooter accident occurred the day before in the same neighborhood, the police having been accused by some residents of being involved.

13-year-old and without a helmet, the driver of the vehicle was still hospitalized and his vital prognosis was still engaged on Friday, according to the town hall.

Six vehicles burned, 12 arrests

Six vehicles were burned during the clashes that led to 12 arrests, four of which concerned minors, according to the prefecture.

An investigation was entrusted to the IGPN into the circumstances of the scooter accident, and the Lyon public prosecutor's office said it had opened an investigation into "research into the causes of the injuries" to determine "the exact circumstances of this accident".

According to the local press, young people from the neighborhood ensure that the scooter was pursued by an unmarked police car, which the prefecture has formally denied to AFP and on social networks.

"Conversely, the police intervened to secure the perimeter of the accident following a call to 17", she pleaded on Twitter.

The violence having taken place near the Lycée La Martinière-Duchère, the rectorate of Lyon had announced in a press release that classes were suspended on Friday "for the day, to allow time for discussion with the teams".

The rector Olivier Dugrip condemned "with firmness the facts which took place and which endangered the safety of the pupils and the staff" of this establishment and its boarding school.