PARIS, July 15. /TASS/. Hooligans burned 897 cars in France on the eve of National day, celebrated on 14 July, and the holiday itself. This was reported on Saturday in the country’s interior Ministry.

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The Ministry said that it is a bit more than last year: then the number of burned cars was 855. According to the interior Ministry, on 13 and 14 July was arrested 368 people (last year – 577). Security in the country these days provided 86 thousand policemen and gendarmes, as well as 7 thousand military within patrols “Sentinel”.

“In some cities there were cases of attacks on law enforcement officers”, – the Ministry noted. The riots injured thirteen police and military.

The holiday is celebrated in all French cities. Each of these are moments of remembrance, parades, fireworks, sounds of Patriotic music and the national anthem of France “La Marseillaise” . Traditionally on this day in Paris on the Champs Elysees is a military parade. End the celebration with a big salute and fireworks at the Eiffel tower.