Perpignan toll barriers torched

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The toll barrier at the “Perpignan Sud” exit of the A9 motorway was set on fire on the night of Saturday to Sunday.

A large team of firefighters were deployed to extinguish the fire, which was the work of the gilets jaunes according to firefighters.

A ticket dispenser was destroyed.

The toll has been a gathering place for the gilets jaunes in the department.

Apart from the fire, the Saturday demonstration was held without violence, but the exit was closed for much of Sunday.