Paris Olympics aquatic training center vandalized by rioters

During a night of unrest that swept across France, the facade of the Paris Olympics aquatic training center was damaged, as confirmed by SOLIDEO, the organization responsible for the Games’ infrastructure.

On Friday, SOLIDEO reported that “buses parked near the construction site of the Aubervilliers aquatic center were set ablaze,” leading to minimal damage to the building’s facade.

Considering the unfortunate incident, SOLIDEO is contemplating additional security measures at all Olympic construction sites to prevent any further acts of vandalism.

In response to the widespread turmoil, law enforcement authorities made a total of 667 arrests nationwide.

The violent clashes extended beyond Paris, with incidents reported in Marseille, Lyon, Pau, Toulouse, and Lille.

These protests, marking the third consecutive night of demonstrations, were triggered by the police’s fatal shooting of a 17-year-old of Algerian and Moroccan descent during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday.