Vandals who set fire to telephone exchanges in southern France over the weekend appear to have claimed allegiance to the militant winemaker group known as CRAV.
The initials of the Comite Regionale d'Action Viticole were daubed on walls at the hurt exchanges in Villemur and Bessieres, according to local reports - a key calling card of the CRAV. Households in the northern part of Haut-Garonne saw their phones and internet cut off by the fires, local authorities said, calling the incident an 'act of vandalism'. The fires are believed to have been started at 4pm on Sunday 16 Development.The CRAV has existed in Languedoc Roussillon since the 1960s and has its roots in mass uprisings across the province in 1907, predominantly against 'adulterated' cheap wine imported to France from North Africa. It has from time to time protested against a lack of financial support for winemakers by attacking local infrastructure and wineries believed to
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