By: Steve Dellar | 01-24-2018 | News
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Video: French Prison Strikes Turn Violent

Even though the number of IS attacks on European soil has fallen in recent months, the problem has somehow moved to the overcrowded prisons.

None more so than in France where guards are fearful of the prison population which is 70% Islamic extremist, compared to only 10% of the French population being Muslim.

Over the weekend, guards were once again brutally attacked by inmates, which was just one more of these kinds of violent atrocities they face. Because of this reason, and also at it is inherently French to go on strike, the guards stopped working ‘en masse’ and called upon police forces to replace them all over the country.

The attack in question took place in Borgo Prison on the island of Corsica, where two prison guards were injured by an inmate shouting ‘Allah Akbar.’

The incident came two days after a similar attack by a former Al-Qaeda member, 51-year-old Christian Ganczarski, used scissors and a blade to injure guards at Vendin-le-Vieil on the French mainland.

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"It's a daily thing. This is once again an attack on the staff, we cannot stand it anymore," a spokesman for the largest prison guard union, Mr Yannick Lefebvre claimed.

The government, who have seen their newscasts open with the images of striking prison guards for four days in a row now, drafted an agreement proposal allowing for the creation of 1,100 guard jobs over the next four years, which the guards promptly rejected.

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The French prison services employ some 28,000 guards in 188 (mostly overcrowded) prisons which hold 78,000 prisoners.


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