Sunday around 6.30 pm, the mayor of a town in Côte-d'Or had asked a young man quad biking at high speed along a canal frequented by walkers to slow down "in the name of his police powers".

Shortly after, "seven to eight people" arrived on the scene, armed with iron bars, and attacked the mayor.

Two people suspected of assaulting the mayor of Ouges, in Côte-d'Or, were arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday, we learned from the Dijon prosecutor.

"A first arrest took place this morning on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A second police custody took place at the end of the afternoon today," said Eric Mathais, without giving other elements on the profile of the accused .

"Seven to eight people" armed with iron bars

The Dijon research brigade and the Quetigny territorial brigade are continuing their flagrant investigation for these acts of aggravated violence in a meeting and with a weapon on a person holding public authority. Sunday around 6.30 p.m., the mayor of this town located south of Dijon, Jean-Claude Girard, asked a young man riding a quad at high speed along a canal frequented by walkers to slow down "in the name of his powers. police ", but the tone was raised and the quad rider threatened to call for reinforcement.

Shortly after, "seven to eight people" had arrived on the scene, armed with iron bars, and attacked the mayor by giving him "a blow in the back of the head", as well as a resident who intervened after having witnessed the scene. Another resident had finally put the attackers to flight by showing off a hunting rifle. The mayor of this town of some 1,600 inhabitants had been recognized for a total work stoppage of two days. His assault elicited many reactions of support and indignation among local politicians and even the government.

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