What happened in Occitanie on Friday

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Seasonal workers will be affected

The unemployment insurance reform comes into effect today. Very controversial, it will penalise between 700,000 and one million beneficiaries. In Hérault, many seasonal workers could be impacted.

Thursday night was marked by significant violence in La Devèze in Béziers.  Arson has severely damaged a school and college. Major clashes with police erupted.

The Salau mine in Ariège is once again under threat following the withdrawal of the main investor.  The “Mines du Salat” structure, which is in charge of research and exploitation of the mine, has applied for judicial liquidation, as a consequence of the withdrawal of its main investor.

In Toulouse, an accommodation facility for dependent elderly people (EHPAD) is seeking to improve the care of its residents through new technologies from home automation and artificial intelligence.

A fire broke out on Thursday, October 31st during the evening in the city centre of Carcassonne. Several people had to be evacuated, three people suffered burns, one of them was in a serious condition.

Anthony Roux, famous pizza maker of Bouillargues, has titles to his name.  Champion of France then world champion of classic pizza, he wants to go back to fight in 2020 to get a new crown – it will be in April in Parma.

After 42 years of public life, the former Minister of the Interior under the Mitterrand presidency, Paul Quiles has decided to withdraw: he will not run again in the municipal elections of Cordes-sur-Ciel.

A year ago to the day, a whole Gard family died in Guadeloupe in their house fire.  The two couples and their children were from Nages-et-Solorgues and Clavisson where a white march took place on Thursday morning.

4,200 dolls made by homeless families and volunteers from the Association Droit au Logement Toulouse were arranged in front of the Toulouse prefecture. These activists are protesting about the fact that the state are taking no responsibility.

A 19-year-old man from Tours was arrested by police on Monday night in Montpellier. The youngster wanted to buy drugs but he confused two policemen with the dealer he was waiting for. The latter was also arrested a few minutes later.