What happened in Occitanie on Thursday

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Macron in the Aude after the 2018 floods. © GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / POOL / AFP

It’s official, Emmanuel Macron will be in Montpellier on December 3 to discuss local marine economies.  Macron has only been to the region twice since his election in May 2017.  Once was a private visit to Sète in March 2018, then a second time was to the Aude after the October 2018 floods.

A unicorn was reported on the A9.  Police discovered a rollerskating student dressed as a unicorn, trying to hitch a lift.

A suspicious package was identified this Thursday morning at the Golfech nuclear power plant. A team intervened on site and discovered traces of ammonium nitrate.

Aude firefighters have come in last place for response times according to Que Choisir.  They analysed firefighters’ response times based on their own statistics.

At a press conference on Thursday morning, the mayor of Perpignan, Jean-Marc Pujol, announced that he is seeking a new mandate under the banner “The Republicans”. His main opponent is National Rally MP Louis Aliot.

Tisséo announced that the new metro line A in Toulouse, enlarged and doubled in capacity, which was to be put into service at the beginning of December, is postponed until further notice.  The target was to be up and running for the December holidays.

Residents of Aresquiers in Frontignan have again been summoned to leave their homes.  29 owners of the fishing houses located in the flood zone were told to leave on Thursday, but the residents are refusing to leave.

The “Aubrac” cows have been selected to go to Paris next February.  33 animals were competing to represent the Aubrac breed at the agricultural show in February 2020. On Wednesday, a jury of experts decided that eight cows and eight bulls from Laguiole will have the honour to be sent to Paris.

A painting by Pierre Soulages sold for 9.6 million euros, a world record for the Aveyron painter.

This weekend the Albi Exhibition Centre is hosting the TatooTarn, with more than 60 professional local, national and international tattooists. A first for Albi.