Wine terrorists attack telephone exchange

17th March, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A group of militant winemakers has appeared to claim responsibility for an arson attack on two telephone exchanges which left thousands without communications.

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Thousands of people in the Haute-Garonne near Toulouse were left without a telephone or internet connection following the attack on two telephone exchange points on Saturday to Sunday night, according to a report by leparisien.fr.

“CRAV”, which stands for the Comité régional d’action viticole (Regional Committee of Wine Action), was scrawled on the wall.

Michel Valet, prosecutor, said: “Inscriptions were found at the scene of fires, suggesting a movement of angry winemakers, but it is too early to draw conclusions.”

Since the 1970s CRAV, a group of quasi-terrorist winemakers from the Languedoc, have claimed responsibility for a number of acts of vandalism, arson and bombings and allegedly blew up the party headquarters of the Socialist Party in Carcassonne last July.

Earlier this year a menacing letter claiming that a recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux was not an accident was sent to a local newspaper as well as estate agents in the area.

It was thought the mysterious letter was sent by CRAV.

CRAV is mainly active in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France and operates with the aim of drawing attention to the difficulties facing winemakers in the region.

One Response to “Wine terrorists attack telephone exchange”

  1. Cannes says:

    Wow. I never thought I would read a headline like that.

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