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No injuries after Halal butcher shop in Corsica sprayed with bullets

© Pascal Pochard-Casabianca, AFP | French police outside the Jardins de l'Empereur neighbourhood in Corsica's capital Ajaccio on December 28, 2015

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-02-03

The front window of a Halal butcher's shop was sprayed with bullets overnight on the French island of Corsica, where religious and racial tensions have flared in recent months, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said on Wednesday.

The butcher's shop, located in the centre of the southern resort town of Propriano, was "hit with a torrent of heavy-weapons fire," said Bouillard.

No one was injured in the incident.

Corsica was rocked by anti-Arab protests in December after two firefighters and a police officer were injured in an ambush on Christmas eve at the Jardins de l'Empereur, a low-income neighbourhood in the capital Ajaccio.

During the protests, demonstrators shouted slogans such as "This is our home!" and "Arabs get out". They also vandalised a Muslim prayer hall and attempted to burn copies of the Koran.

The unrest led authorities to ban protests around the Jardins de l'Empereur over security fears.

Six people have since been charged in connection with the violence.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2016-02-03

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