Tension remains high in the commune of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins in Loire-Atlantique. The day after the demonstration in support of the resigning mayor, several racist tags were discovered painted in the streets, on the walls of houses. The messages evoke their opposition to migrants and the project to set up a reception center for asylum seekers (Cada). The gendarmerie has opened an investigation.

The day before, the town hall of Saint-Brevin had been the victim of a cyberattack. Service servers, email, and phones are affected. The switchboard works, says the municipality.

That same day, nearly 3,000 people, including many elected officials, had demonstrated in the streets of the seaside resort to express their support for Yannick Morez, the mayor of Brevin. The latter announced his resignation on 10 May following threats and violence to which he has been subjected for several months for having supported the relocation of a migrant accommodation centre near a school.

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