Nine benches attached to the canopy of a shopping mall on the Champ de Mars, were completely girded by a fence unfriendly, while many other banks, located a few tens of meters, for their part remained accessible.
The municipality (UMP) explained his initiative in consultation with traders because the banks in question were “ almost exclusively used by people who indulge in alcohol recurring every day . “
” We would also account the grievances of passersby, residents , “said Jean Guiton, Deputy in charge of security. incidents, alcoholic fights involving homeless, sometimes with dogs, were not unusual in recent years on the Champ de Mars.
The elected official said the date of installation of fences, Christmas Eve, was accidental, and that the measure was part of a “global” device that will include video surveillance, enhanced municipal police, but also a social mediation with SDF of which twenty were accompanied Tuesday sports .
He added that the provision is “not final” and could be re-evaluated once the video surveillance in place, if it is effective. According to traders, the initial idea was to fill the fences with greenery, or pebbles.
Still, the benches “caged” attracted a stream of reactions on social networks , or on the website of La Charente Libre who revealed the information. Certain users are applauding, others denouncing a “local indignity” at Christmas, and others stressing qu’incivilités, fighting, aggressive begging, “poison the Champ de Mars for years,” but that these “horrible fences” are perhaps not the solution.