Trial starts for men involved in Corsica beach brawl

Trial starts for men involved in Corsica beach brawl

The trial begins Thursday of five men involved in a violent brawl that injured five people and required 100 police officers to break up in a Corsican village in August. Lawyers have warned that “local tensions” could disrupt the proceedings. Franck Rastoul, chief prosecutor for Bastia where the trial is set to take place, denied […]

Tensions remain high in Corsica after burkini beach riot

Tensions remain high in Corsica after burkini beach riot

A beach brawl between locals and families of North African origin in Corsica, reportedly due to photos being taken of women in burkinis, resulted in protests Sunday as tensions remained high. Saturday’s dispute erupted between members of “three families of North African origin and young locals”, prosecutors said in a statement, describing the clashes as […]