What happened in Occitanie on Tuesday

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In Perpignan 500 people have shown their support for Catalan separatists sentenced in Spain.  Elected members and Perpignan residents met on Tuesday at the place de la Catalogne in Perpignan to protest the sentences of 9 to 13 years imprisonment imposed in Spain for the Catalan independence.

Oops, the German flags were installed incorrectly in Toulouse, on the eve of a summit between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.  In some streets they were placed in a vertical direction and looked more like Belgian flags.

50 firefighters from Haute-Garonne left for Paris to join a national meeting designed to make politicians aware of their weariness.  They took the early train to join protesters in Paris for a 2pm meeting.

One year after the dramatic floods in the Aude, three government members, Elisabeth Borne, Christophe Castaner and Emmanuelle Wargon were in Villegailhenc and Trèbes. “Too often, we forget the risk of flooding,” said the Minister of the Interior.

A glider crashed on the eastern face of the Pic Saint Loup, in a difficult area to ​​access near Cazevieille in the Hérault. The 58-year-old pilot did not survive.

This Tuesday, Antoine Kombouaré led his first training session as coach of the Toulouse professional football team.

35 years ago, Smael Allaoua’s 10-year-old sister died on her way to school, crushed by a car in Salles-du-Gardon near Alès, Gard. The driver has never been tried. Her brother wants to restart the legal procedure.

In the Hautes-Pyrénées, a hiker has been missing since Sunday in the area of ​​Cauterets.

Customs officers from Bourg-Madame and Porta in the Pyrénées-Orientales seized cigarettes and rolling tobacco with a market value of €62,800.  They intercepted the smugglers on foot.

Mont-Aigoual, Millau, Lavaur, Cazères and Loudenvielle all feature on the Tour de France route for three days in Occitanie.

The storm rumbled in Gard, Lozere and Hérault on Monday night and Tuesday morning. These three departments were in the top 10 of the most lightning strikes in the country. The lightning started around midnight in Lozère and left Gard around 4am. 400 lightning strikes were recorded, there was no reported damage.