What happened in Occitanie on Friday


On Wednesday, while severe weather was hitting the Pyrenees-Orientales, two friends decide to surf the waves at Collioure.  They quickly saw a couple in trouble in the water, who had fallen in moments earlier.  They managed to get the struggling couple on their surf boards, and they brought them in to safety.

The League of Human Rights in Toulouse is seeking justice for gilets jaunes protesters who have been victims of police “violence and insults”.  A formal complaint has been lodged with the public prosecutor.

Following the floods, a train line near Béziers is badly damaged, with 5 metre holes appearing beneath the tracks.  As a result, train traffic is interrupted between Sète and Narbonne without any means of substitution.  The earliest repair date is 4 November.

The Advocate General has requested life imprisonment for Sophie Masala, for the murder of her colleague Maryline Planche in 2016 in Toulouse.

The bullfighting festival at Rodilhan will take place on 27th October.  This year police are expecting over 300 opponents to be demonstrating.  Preparations are being made under close surveillance.

After a calamitous week of weather that ravaged the Pyrenees-Orientales, Aude and Hérault, where three people lost their lives, the week is ending with a blazing sun and blue skies.  Temperatures reached 22 degrees in Montpellier.