Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hundreds of police officers appear again in Paris, Le Figaro

VIDEOS – After two nights of protests, hundreds of police officers are gathered once again Wednesday night, in Paris, Nancy and Toulouse. They have expressed their dissatisfaction vis-à-vis their working conditions.

The ras-le-bol of the police continues. About 500 police officers, mostly in civilian clothes, gathered Wednesday evening on the place de la République in Paris, after the first two nights of protests. At the foot of the statue, they started singing the Marseillaise. Some shouted “Cazeneuve resignation”, to the address of the minister of the Interior, but the rally was held in peace and quiet. The gendarmes mobiles, remained at a distance, were in charge of supervising the procession, which is then directed to the saint-Louis hospital near, where is cared for a deputy security 28-year-old very badly burned in an attack on the Molotov cocktail in a police vehicle in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne) on 8 October. It is this aggression that triggered the dissatisfaction in the present. Later in the evening, about 300 police have continued their march on the Champs-Elysées in the Eighth arrondissement of the capital.

After Marseille and Nice on Tuesday, the protest movement continues also to gain the province. Nancy, a hundred officers gathered Wednesday evening in front of the hotel de police of the city, according to a source association. In Toulouse, some 120 police officers have gathered in the city center around 22 hours to say their “discomfort” and their “ras-le-bol”.

The minister of the Interior has received “in an emergency” on Wednesday afternoon, the trade union organisations, at their request, to announce the launch on Monday of discussions in the departments about the claims by the police. The findings will be presented in December for immediate implementation as soon as 2017″. A plan to “public safety” will be launched in November and “completed of the results of the consultation,” assured Bernard Cazeneuve, promising a “rich dialogue” on the endowment of new materials or the improvement of working conditions. For his part, François Hollande reaffirmed his “support” to the police and called for “dialogue” with their unions.

the latter, faced with the anger of the base, were then received and hold by the garde des Sceaux, Jean-Jacques Urvoas. While the officers denounce on a regular basis “the impunity” enjoyed by perpetrators, the minister has committed to renew its instructions to “the greatest firmness” of the judiciary. At the exit, the deputy general secretary of the trade union Alliance, Frédéric Lagache, however, is said to be “disappointed” by the lack of “response”, including a change in the rules of self-defence. The union asked for a “hearing, to the president of the Republic”. For his part, Yves Lefebvre, Unit-Police SGP-FO, welcomed”a good dialogue” and “proposals in line” with the claims of his union. This organization has called for a silent demonstration, a “walk of the wrath of police and citizen”, next Wednesday.

The manifestation of hundreds of agents braving their duty of reserve, in the night of Monday to Tuesday on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, was taken to court by the authorities. If an investigation of the general Inspectorate of the national police (IGPN), “police-police”, has been open, Bernard Cazeneuve, has also sought to reassure: “This is not to enter a cycle of sanctions, it is to recall principles”.


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