Coming to the police station, he finds himself in detention

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Illustration of a yellow vest in the front of a car. – ALLILI MOURAD / SIPA

Come to inquire at the police station of Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire), a forty-year-old was identified by police as the alleged perpetrator of violence during the demonstrations of “yellow vests” and was placed in pre-trial detention, a- we learned Wednesday at the prosecutor's office.

The 45-year-old man, who had come on Tuesday to ask for information about a fine, was recognized by police officials mobilized during rallies “yellow vests” from 1 and 8 December in Puy-en-Velay.

“Curious to ask for help from people you were abusing”

He was placed in custody for “contempt and violence against persons holding public authority and participation in an illegal group to commit degrading and violence,” told AFP the public prosecutor Nicolas Rigot -Muller, confirming information from France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

He was sent to court on Tuesday, awaiting his immediate judgment on Friday, according to the same source. “It's strange to ask for information or help from people you were abusing a few days ago,” said the prosecutor.

Twelve people were arrested in Haute-Loire after a gathering of “yellow vests” December 1 in Puy-en-Velay during which the prefecture had been burned. The situation had also degenerated at the end of the day during the demonstration on 8 December.

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