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France: 874 vehicles torched on New Year

In 2019, 1,316 cars were set on fire, CNN quoted Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin as saying on Saturday.

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Paris: Amid Covid restrictions in France, only 874 vehicles were set ablaze on New Year’s Eve as part of decades-old tradition.

In 2019, 1,316 cars were set on fire, CNN quoted Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin as saying on Saturday.

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The car-torching in France has been a way to mark the arrival of the New Year.

The practice gained popularity among youth, expecially in poor neighbourhoods, in the 1990s around Strasbourg region.

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