Three Men Investigated for Placing Coffins at Eiffel Tower Ahead of Paris Olympics

Three men from Bulgaria, Germany, and Ukraine are under investigation in France for allegedly committing 'psychological violence' by placing five coffins at the Eiffel Tower. The Paris prosecutor's office is demanding charges of premeditated violence, which could lead to severe penalties. The incident occurs as France heightens security for the upcoming Olympic Games.


PTI | Paris | Updated: 03-06-2024 21:57 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 21:57 IST
Three Men Investigated for Placing Coffins at Eiffel Tower Ahead of Paris Olympics
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Three men from Bulgaria, Germany, and Ukraine are under investigation in France for allegedly committing 'psychological violence' by placing five coffins at the Eiffel Tower, prosecutors said Monday. The Paris landmark is set to feature prominently in the forthcoming Olympic Games.

The men, aged 39, 25, and 16, placed the coffins near the iconic tower, with each covered in a French flag inscribed with "French soldiers of Ukraine." The incident spurred a demand for charges of 'premeditated violence,' which carries a potential three-year sentence and a 45,000 euro fine, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

The placement of coffins is being regarded as an act of psychological violence, affecting the operations and staff at the Eiffel Tower. France remains on high alert leading up to the Olympic Games, scheduled from July 26 to August 11, and has recently thwarted an 18-year-old's plot targeting the event. The Eiffel Tower itself will display the Olympic rings, with medals incorporating materials from the monument.

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