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Three versions as for the origin of fire at Notre Dame de Paris: accident, Islamist terror attack, revenge of yellow vests

Summary of Disinformation

Accidental ignition during restoration works at Notre-Dame is still the main version of the ongoing investigation of the fire reasons.

But the fire at Notre-Dame began to storm too strongly and everywhere at the same time. This is not a gas station to flash from one spark. There wasn’t enough wooden elements to be embraced by such a powerful fire. Many experts doubt that the cause of the fire was natural.

The second version: revenge against Macron from the left groups of Yellow vests. The fire started directly before Emmanuel Macron was supposed to address the nation and he was forced to postpone his speech. In France there are a lot of ultra leftists of all colours, from Trotskyists to anarchists, perhaps this was a planned blow against everything that they hate: religion, state, and Macron as the formal leader.

All this, of course, makes the  “Islamist” hypothesis much less probable. However, it occurred on the day of the beginning of the Holy Week in France. And there were already numerous cases when terrible events took place at this particular time. So, the “message” is evident.


According to the official investigation, most likely an accident occurred due to renovation works activity, which started more then one year ago at Notre-Dame. In particular, according to firemen, the fire started in the area under renovation. The fire began from a spire which was encircled in scaffolding. Having collapsed in front of the face of journalists (the photo and video footage of the spire falling became very famous), the spire threw fire on all cathedral.

No other versions were advanced so far by the investigators.


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Reported in: Issue 146
Date: 16.04.2019
Language: Russian
Country: France
Keywords: Notre Dame, yellow vests
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: KP.Ru
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