France: Muslim prayer hall damaged on Christmas day by Corsican mob

Paris: A crowd vandalised a Muslim prayer room in Corsica a day after an ambush left firefighters injured on the French island. The region’s top police official was on the tense scene at a housing project last evening.

Corsica protest

The violence began Thursday night, when firefighters responding to an emergency call were ambushed in Ajaccio, according to the local France 3 television. Yesterday a gathering that started as a show of support for the injured emergency officials turned violent, and some in the crowd vandalised a prayer room. France 3 reported new police reinforcements at other prayer rooms.

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, yesterday called for respect for French law after “the intolerable aggression toward firefighters and unacceptable profanation of a Muslim place of prayer.”

with PTI

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