France: Extreme-left anarchists fined 180,000 euros for arson attack on train

Posted on August 25, 2019 4:53 pm

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A pair of far-left extremists from the French anarchist milieu have been found guilty and sentenced to pay 180,000 euro fine for setting fire to a train which caused over a million euros in damage.

According to the French news site Actu, the two men, aged 20 and 34, are reported to have caused at least 1,267,000 euros of damage after they broke into and set a locomotive in the rail yard ablaze in Yvelines last November.

Investigators say that the two men are well-known left-wing extremists who in the past have taken part in several Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)