The administrative court ordered the State to reimburse the costs incurred to clean the facades of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, degraded by individuals during a symptom of yellow vests in Lyon, in 2020
Three years after the events, the State will have to reimburse the costs caused by the damage yellow vests during a symptom in early 2020, indicates a decision of the administrative court on Monday, confirming a detail from the daily Le Progrès Le January 9, 2020, on the sidelines of a symptom of yellow vests in Lyon against the pension reform, individuals had thrown paint and used oil and painted many tags on the facades of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu , a famous historic building transformed into a luxury shopping mall in the center of Lyon. Child real estate manager Scaprim, and several insurers such as Chubb European Group Limited, Axa France Iard, Allianz France, Caisse Nationale De Réassurance, Mutuelle Agricole Groupama and Helvetia Assurances, then turned against the State, which had authorized the symptom, but the prefect of the Rhône had rejected the request for compensation.
Payments of 3,000 and 17,000 euros
In a decision dated December 16, the administrative court ordered the State to reimburse the repairs and therefore to pay some 3,000 euros to the company Scaprim Property Management Hôtel-Dieu and about 17,000 euros to insurers. During the hearing held in early December, the prefecture argued in defense that the damage had been perpetrated by “thugs present in the procession” having adopted the methods of “black blocks”. But according to the court “the report of the law enforcement operations” mentions the presence of individuals “determined” and “at risk” which were not ” in total rupture with the symptom”
” Under these conditions, the damage resulting from the actions of these demonstrators must be regarded as the act of offenses committed during gatherings or gatherings”, which are “likely to engage the liability without fault of the State on the basis of these same personalities” , ruled the court. On his side, the prefecture indicated that it had not repeatedly taken a decision on a possible appeal.
Last May, the State had been ordered to pay a little more of 1.4 million euros to the City of Paris was able to compensate it for the damage caused during the symptoms of the yellow vests. A month earlier, he had already been sentenced to pay more than 1.2 million euros to the municipality and the metropolis of Toulouse put the same themes.
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