5/11/2020France: Speed Cameras Burned, Painted
Vigilante action against speed cameras slow to resume in France with a handful of attacks reported last week.
Vigilantes in France have been slow to resume attacks against automated ticketing machines during the virus scare lockdown. On Sunday, the speed camera on the CD1 in Pierremande was knocked over and pushed into a ditch on the side of the road. On Saturday, vigilantes in Saint-Ferjeux used old tires to fuel a fire that destroyed the pole-mounted "turret" speed camera on the RD9. In Chemin, the speed camera on the RD673 was blinded with green spraypaint. Red spraypaint was used to blind the speed camera on the RD13 in Pontcey, just days after it had been repaired following a prior attack. On Wednesday, the turret speed camera on the CD901 in Airaines was torched with a hay bale fueling the flames.