France: Violence worsens in Corsica
A call for peace in Corsica
Just this week, a restaurant owner from the town of Ghisonaccia – the meeting point of the peaceful protest – was attacked for the third time in two years. Police were forced to transport Olivier Sisti to the Saint Roch hospital in Nice after two masked men shot at the 37-year-old as he lay in intensive care.
His family, and many others, have been shocked by the rising violence that has terrorised the Mediterranean isle in the last year and have decided to act.
On 23rd June, residents from all over Corsica will join together in a rally. Mayors from across the picturesque isle have been invited to stand alongside their constituents in an effort to raise awareness and bring back peace.
They are calling the demo a “revolution for the conscience” following what seems like mindless attacks, often injuring and killing innocent victims.
While the National Corsican Liberation party is believed to be behind many of the incidents, police fear a mafia culture is developing on the small island as ordinary people resort to “score settling” with increasingly dangerous weapons.