Marseille office of French ruling party torched

3rd July 2006, Comments 0 comments

MARSEILLE, France, July 3, 2006 (AFP) - An office belonging to France's ruling UMP party in Marseille was gutted by an arson attack overnight, police said Monday.

MARSEILLE, France, July 3, 2006 (AFP) - An office belonging to France's ruling UMP party in Marseille was gutted by an arson attack overnight, police said Monday.

The premises, located in the centre of the southern city, were targeted by Molotov cocktails around 2:30 am (0030 GMT) by two people on a scooter who broke the front window.

The top representative of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), Renaud Muselier, called the arson "an attack on liberty and democracy."

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Subject: French News

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