Explosion in Lyon: Castaner arrives on the scene

France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner meets the police forces present on the scene of the explosion that wounded at least 13 people in Lyon, according to the latest assessment of the prefecture. IMAGES

Police begin search for more explosives after Lyon blast

Police officers cordon off the centre of Lyon and search the streets for other suspicious packages after an explosion that left at least “eight people slightly injured”, according to the latest report from the prefecture. IMAGES

Firefighters evacuate wounded from parcel bomb site

Firefighters evacuate the wounded, after a parcel bomb exploded in a pedestrian street in the centre of Lyon. The latest assessment provided by the prefecture indicates “eight minor injuries”. The area was evacuated and sealed off by police. IMAGES

Police, forensics rush to blast site in Lyon

Police officers stand guard in front of the Lyon street in which a parcel bomb exploded, injuring dozens of people, while forensic police work at the site. IMAGES

Macron calls Lyon blast ‘attack’

Several people were wounded Friday by a suspected package bomb blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon in southeastern France. French president Emmanuel Macron called the blast an “attack”. SOUNDBITE

Street artists make their mark at Lyon festival

Seventy international “street art” artists come to Lyon from the 3rd to the 13th of May for the first edition of the “Fresh Paint” festival, an ambitious exhibition bringing a mix of live painting, conferences and workshops.

RAW: Toulouse police fires tear gas at Yellow Vest protesters

Sporadic clashes with police marred Yellow Vests protests in Toulouse, the city chosen as the ‘capital’ of this week’s anti-government marches in France. Act 22 is the first since a controversial anti-rioting law took effect.

This Saturday marked the 22nd consecutive week of the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement as France once again saw anti-government protests, which were held in cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseilles, and Strasbourg. In the French capital of Paris alone, some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry.

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Yellow Vests clash with cops in Lyon, tear gas used

Around a thousand people took part in a Yellow Vests demonstration in Lyon on March 23rd, with reports of at least 3 injured and 5 detained.

Footage shows police using tear gas and clashing with protesters in the city’s Rue de la Republique.

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