What happened in Occitanie on Friday

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If you're planning a trip to Toulouse on Tuesday, think again

On Tuesday 8 October, farmers plan to block the roads around Toulouse. They are voicing their anger about the issue of pesticides and free trade agreements.

A primary school teacher has been beaten and threatened with death in Agde.  The teacher from the Jules Verne primary school in Agde was intimidated by the parents of a student.

A dangerous level crossing has been replaced in Muret.  The decision was made in 2016, and now the level crossing No. 19, located in Muret in Haute-Garonne has been replaced by a railway bridge.

A woman and her teenage son have been indicted and imprisoned for “kidnapping” a 14-year-old girl who had run away from a home and was held against her will for about a month in the Traveler’s camp Vivarié, in Castre, in the Tarn.

As part of the national call for action against feminicides, 2,500 people demonstrated in the streets of Toulouse on Thursday, October 3.

In Perpignan, a building has been classified in imminent danger by the town hall. The 4 story building, located on a boulevard in the city centre, has been cracked for years, following work on the road, according to the co-owners, who must leave the house by the end of the week.

On Friday, the courts in Perpignan served as a backdrop for the reconstitution of a criminal trial, performed by actors and followed by a debate, to raise public awareness of the problem of domestic violence.

On Thursday night in Rodez, Emmanuel Macron came to defend his pension reform project. The exercise seems to have divided the 482 people who came to listen and talk.

Officers from the Millau Customs Brigade in Aveyron checked a truck on the A75. On board, they found 14 tons of garlic hiding 532 kilograms of cannabis resin. The driver of the truck and his passenger were arrested.

Winemakers from Tavel-Lirac, in the Gard, are making themselves heard.  They are worried about the 25% tax increase that Donald Trump has put in place.  Bad news for Languedoc winemakers in general, who export 73,000 hectolitres of wine a year to the USA.

The Toulouse Court of Appeal has ordered filters to be installed on Linky meters for 13 electro-hypersensitive people.  This is yet another victory for opponents of the Linky electric meter.  ENEDIS has a month to put filters in place.

In Montpellier, downtown business owners hope that the 2019 edition of the Grand Bazaar in October, initiated by the mayor, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hérault, will revitalise their businesses, which have been devastated every Saturday by the gilets jaunes.

A “white march” followed by a vigil took place on Friday in Montpellier in memory of Mayline Ali Nadhoir, an eight-month-old pregnant woman who was fatally struck by a driver on September 20.