What the Occitanie papers said on Friday

Act 43 of the gilets jaunes movement is this Saturday

On Saturday, Montpellier is hosting the national demonstration of gilets jaunes.  It’s now act 43 of the movement.  Once again, the police will be present in numbers.

“I’ve always wanted to do this job to stop thieves and bad guys, it’s a calling, I’m doing the job I love, but I’m afraid I’ll go home with my head smashed up,”  said Vincent, who has been a police officer for twenty years and for more than ten years, he has worked at the BAC Hérault. The anti-crime brigade is a national police unit specialising in the fight against small and medium delinquency. It ensures public order.

“The problem is the thugs, I’m worried,” said another police officer who declined to be named.

Nearly 200 police gathered this Friday morning before the court of Montauban for the trial of a resident of Caussade.  The resident was sentenced to 4 months in prison for fixing a slogan to his van, saying “”flic suicidé, à moitié pardonné”.

Two fires in Beaucaire, Gard caused the destruction of a house, four cars, and 10 hectares of land.  These two fires have left two people injured, and five people will have to be relocated.

More fires in the Hérault were reported on Friday.  Firefighters were working to extinguish the latest in Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, west of Montpellier, where 40 hectares burned.

Toulouse and Perpignan firefighters are candidates to test anti-aggression pedestrian cameras.   The camera-pedestrian device, already used by some police, is one of the flagship measures of a government plan to fight against aggression.  Tested in Paris and Val d’Oise, it could also be in Toulouse and Perpignan if the tests are successful.

Several batches of raw milk cheeses from the Capitoul and Comptoirs des Affineurs brands produced by the Fromageries Occitanes de Villefranche-Lauragais are being recalled. They are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

At 17, Quentin Albert, who grew up in Carnon, near Montpellier, went to China to learn Mandarin. Ten years later, he has became the biggest web influencer in Mandarin. What an inordinate success story.

A flock of sheep in summer pastures on the heights of Cauterets, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, have been found dead.  The corpses of 120 of them were found this Friday by the breeders who attribute this attack to a bear.

Occitanie is focussing on local or organic products in high school canteens.  What will be the typical menu on the plates of high school students? The Region is planning to favour quality local or organic products.  60% of Occitanie high schools will be involved in the project, Champollion high school in Lattes will be first.