June 19, 2020 / 8:18 AM / 2 months ago

French police operation underway in Dijon after earlier gang violence

PARIS (Reuters) - A police operation is underway in the French city of Dijon following earlier gang violence in the city, the local police force said on Friday.

“Following the events of the last few days in the Dijon area, a police operation is underway in the Dijon districts of Gresilles and Chenove,” it said on its Twitter feed.

Trouble first broke out late last Friday when about 100 Chechen youths from across France came to the Dijon suburb of Gresilles to avenge an attack on a Chechen teenager. Police have since made arrests and calm has been restored.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Caroline Pailliez; Editing by Catherine Evans

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