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Clown Ban In French Town After Street Attacks

Clown Ban In French Town
A town in southern France has banned people from dressing up as clowns after a spate of attacks in several parts of the country.
There have been a number of assaults by people disguised as fake, "evil" clowns. Some of those wreaking havoc on the streets have been armed with pistols, knives or baseball bats. The incidents include one where a youngster hit a passer-by 30 times with an iron bar in Montpellier. He was jailed for four months.
Vendargues, which has a population of about 6,000 and is near Montpellier, is believed to be the first town to impose such a ban. The decision was made by the mayor, and official Bruno Giraudo said France wants to "avoid any disruption... by evil clowns". He added: "It's about protecting children by preventing any ill-intentioned clowns from mixing with residents."
Police say people have increasingly reported spotting clowns "outside schools, but also on public roads, in bushes, in a square". Officers have arrested more than a dozen teenagers following the attacks.
The attacks have even sparked anti-clown vigilantes, forcing officers to step in to try and quell growing hysteria.
A rule on the town's website said the ban was "absolute" on Friday night, Halloween, and will be in force throughout November for everyone aged 13 and older. Any teenager wanting to dress up as a clown in November will have to ask for official authorisation.
Last week, a 19-year-old received a six-month suspended jail sentence for threatening passers-by while dressed as a clown in the town of Bethune. On Monday, a 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested near the capital Paris for attempting to attack a woman.

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