Last Friday, French firefighters were violently attacked by a group of thugs in what was the second incident of its kind in less than two weeks.
While responding to an incident in the commune of Cavaillon, firefighters in the department of Vaucluse were lured to an area at around 11:45 pm after a group of suspects set fire to a garbage can.
According to BMFT, once the firefighters had arrived at the scene, a group attacked them with petanque balls and Molotov cocktails.
Although none of the emergency service responders were injured during the attack, Commander David Durupt, the head of the Cavaillon Fire Department, said that the attack was deliberate.
“There was a clear intention to harm,” Durupt said.