Rioting in Corsica over assault of jailed nationalist


Six days of street protests on the French island of Corsica over the serious assault in a mainland prison of nationalist figure Yvan Colonna, serving a life sentence for the 1998 murder of a prefect and who was left in a coma by a fellow prisoner jailed for jihadist activity, turned to rioting overnight Wednesday, when law courts and a bank were targeted.

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Violent clashes broke out between protesters and police overnight Wednesday to Thursday on France’s Mediterranean island of Corsica as local anger intensified over the assault in prison of a nationalist figure, reports FRANCE 24.