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France partially banned the sale and transportation of fireworks.

France partially banned the sale and transportation of fireworks.

France has banned the sale and transportation of fireworks to private individuals until July 15 inclusive, follows from a document published on the website of the Official Journal of the French Republic.

Earlier, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne promised extensive security measures on July 13 and 14 in connection with the celebration of Bastille Day, including a ban on the sale of fireworks, after the recent wave of violence in the country due to the murder of a teenager by police in the city of Nanterre.

“In order to prevent the risks of serious violations of public order during the celebration of July 14, the decree provides for a ban on the sale … and transportation of pyrotechnics and fireworks until July 15, inclusive,” the document says.


At the same time, the ban does not apply to specialists who have the necessary permits, and government agencies.

Bastille Day, the main national holiday of France, is celebrated on July 14 and is traditionally accompanied by large-scale events throughout the country.

 


On Tuesday, June 27, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager during a check on a road in Nanterre, who, according to security officials, refused to comply with their demands. During the week, riots broke out in a number of French cities. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, across the country, youth set fire to more than 12,000 cars, as well as about 500 city halls, police stations and other authorities. More than four thousand people were detained, a significant part of them were minors. According to the Ministry of Economy, more than a thousand retail outlets, about 370 bank branches, 200 grocery stores and 436 tobacco shops were looted.