A house was partially affected by an arson attack in Ghisonaccia (Haute-Corse), said Friday the prosecutor's office of Bastia, confirming information from Corse-Matin. A tag "A Francia Fora" (The France outside, N.D.L.R.) was found on the walls of the house, partially blackened by the flames, according to the prosecutor's office. The fire, a priori of criminal origin, would have taken place between Wednesday and Friday morning.
The house, unoccupied at the time of the facts, would belong to a person living on the island who uses it as a second home, told AFP Arnaud Viornery, the prosecutor of the Republic of Bastia.
Seventeen actions claimed
The investigation was entrusted to the research brigade of the gendarmerie of Ghisonaccia.
Several dozen residences, most of them secondary, have been affected over the past year by arson or explosive charges, with or without the presence of nationalist tags. In early February, the clandestine group GCC, "Ghjuventu Clandestina Corsa" (Corsican Clandestine Youth), announced its creation, claiming 17 actions against second homes, buildings under construction, construction companies and tourist establishments.
On March 21, a year after the death of Yvan Colonna, fatally attacked in prison where he was serving his sentence for the assassination of Prefect Claude Erignac in 1998, the FLNC claimed 17 acts against second homes and criticized the GCC for having assumed "authorship" of several of its actions.