“The cohesion, confidence, courage. “ On the occasion of 70 th anniversary of the uprising of the Paris prefecture, Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, highlighted the ‘message’ to remember the liberation of Paris.
Speaking with Bernard Cazeneuve and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Mr. Valls also highlighted the “absolute duty” to ‘mobilize against the barbaric “.
” Yes, the liberation of Paris, it is first victory of cohesion, the victory of a united people beyond belief and conditions. Liberation is proof that the face of adversity, a people he knows come together, can take control of its destiny. “
On the night of August 19, 1944, police occupied the prefecture of Paris, arrested the prefect collaborator Bussiere which was succeeded Charles Luizet Gaullist the first hour.
For the first time in four years, the tricolor floated on the prefecture that has withstood many German assaults. The prefecture “became the first public building released, the symbol of the republican order found, the starting point for the re-conquest” , noted the former interior minister, noting that “In this place, a glorious page was written by police officers” .
Insisting on the role of France against barbarism, the Prime Minister highlighted the “absolute duty” to mobilize, and “all implement with its European partners, with all nations, that democracy still needed “.
In conclusion, Mr. Valls stressed the universal nature of the liberation of the capital in 1944.
“These words,” Paris liberated! “does not belong only to Parisians. They do not belong only to French. They belong to all mankind. “