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Nearly 1,200 vehicles burnt in France on New Year's Eve

Paris, Jan 2, 2012, (IANS) :
Cars torched during New Year's Eve in Strasbourg's area are parked at the pound of Strasbourg, eastern France January 1, 2013. REUTERS

A total of 1,193 vehicles were burnt on New Year's Eve in France, according to the French government.

Setting cars ablaze in a display of vandalism has become quite a 'tradition' in French suburbs on New Year's Eve in recent years, reports Xinhua.

"When it concerns insecurity, there is nothing to hide... There is no significant change from torched cars and two-wheelers of recent years," French Interior Minister† Manuel Valls said.

On New Year's Eve, 53,000 policemen and gendarmes, who are members of national police, were mobilised from across the country to ensure safety on roads, particularly in the famous Champs Elysee and Eiffel Tower where hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the New Year countdown.


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