Thursday, October 20, 2016

The anger of police officers continues in the streets of Paris, Marseille and the Essonne, Le Figaro

VIDEO – After a new mobilisation in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday to demand more resources and firmness, the minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve announced at the end of a meeting with the unions, several measures in the sense of the claims of the officials.

The previous night had been marked by an unprecedented event on the Champs-Élysées, ten days after an attack on colleagues at Viry-Châtillon. This time, they were nearly 400 in Evry, in the Essonne, in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, to call for the resignation of national Police director, Jean-Marc Falcone. This latter received all the heads of the brigade of the department, which had left many protesters the day before. Sixty other officers had chosen to express their anger at the Saint-Louis hospital, in Paris, where one of the officers burned is maintained in an artificially induced coma. In Marseilles, a hundred police officers gathered in the night in their vehicles of service on the Old Port.

on Wednesday morning, the union Unit SGP Police FO has called for a silent march on the 26th of October at noon everywhere in France. Two other unions of the guardians of peace, Alliance and the Unsa-Police, asked for a meeting “urgent” with the ministers of the Interior and Justice, Bernard Cazeneuve, and Jean-Jacques Urvoas to express their ras-le-bol. They were received on Wednesday at 17 hours by the tenant of the place Beauvau, who wants to “reassure those who are worried and bring the necessary calm”. The minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas, he will get to 19 hours.

At the end of this interview, the tenant of the Place Beauvau was keen to reassure the police officers, showing that they have been listened to. “The police demand respect, we owe them this,” he said at a press conference shortly before 19 hours. Bernard Cazeneuve, after having made an assessment of his own share in the ministry of the Interior, details three points on which the two parties have reached an agreement. First, he asked “all the prefects to lead in each department, further consultation between employees and their union representatives”. This consultation will begin as soon as Monday, and the findings will be submitted to the ministry of the Interior in December, for implementation in early 2017. Then, the minister has announced the creation of a “plan for the public safety” which will be announced in November, and which will include an upgrade of hardware of protection and projection of police officers. Finally, the minister wants t o “re-focus officers on their core business, and review the tasks undue sometimes entrusted to officials”.

In collaboration with Jean-Jacques Urvoas, a development of the criminal proceedings should also be pursued “to streamline the investigative work of the investigators” concluded the minister of the Interior

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On the occasion of the Council of ministers on Wednesday morning, president François Hollande has also “reminded the support that had been hers and that of the government to security forces,” according to the government spokesman, Stéphane Le Foll. It is now in “dialogue” with the police unions. Bernard Cazeneuve has also played the card of appeasement, declaring that if he “accepted that be seen for the general Inspectorate of the national police (IGPN), this is not to enter a cycle of sanctions, it is to remind of principles”. The day before, Jean-Marc Falcone was deemed “unacceptable” the behaviour of the police officers who had protested on the Champs-Élysées and had indicated that the “police of the police” (IGPN) was going to investigate “individual defaults to the statutory rules”. Before adopting a tone more soothing Tuesday evening, and to promise to decide within fifteen days “of the suites to give” the investigation of the IGPN.

” This is a movement asyndical, a reaction to the absence of the actual response of the State. “

À Marseilles, a hundred police officers are rassemblés in the night on the Old Port.

In Marseille, a hundred police officers gathered in the night on the Old Port. photo Credits :

it All started Monday afternoon SMS announcing a procession from the Essonne to the Saint-Louis hospital: “in the Face of a hierarchy careerist elites and trade union bogged down in their conflicts, and justice completely disinterested by our fate, we need to solder it. Between the bruises.” In the night, according to a police source, around 400 officials including a large contingent came from Essonne is to be found in front of the hospital. At about 1 a.m., the procession headed towards the Champs-Élysées. In civilian dress, with flashing lights, they disrupt for more than a half-hour traffic around the Arc de Triomphe, before dispersing. “It is a movement asyndical, a reaction to the absence of the actual response of the State”, let go of one of them.

on Tuesday, Manuel Valls reiterated the support of the government abundantly expressed after the attack of Viry-Châtillon. The prime minister vowed to “tirelessly pursue those who attack our teachers, our schools, our forces of law and order” after a series of attacks, mainly in the parisian suburbs. The leaders of deputies The Republicans and IDU, Christian Jacob and Philippe Vigier, have estimated that the demonstration was a sign of “ras-le-bol” and “despair”, elected as a centrist, evoking the same company “at the edge of the conflagration”. The national Front ensured, for its part, his “total support” to the protesters.

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On October 8, at the entrance to the neighborhood of la Grande borne, Viry-Châtillon, a dozen people had broken the windows of two police vehicles and were torched with Molotov cocktails, attempting to block the police officers inside. Four officers were injured, including two seriously. Three days after this attack, hundreds of police had gathered in silence in front of the police stations of France, in solidarity with their colleagues attacked them, calling for more capacity and firmness. In recent days, the security forces have also faced an ambush in the sensitive area of Val-Fourré, in Mantes-la-Jolie. And tags antipolice in parisian universities have a little more warmed up the spirits.

(With AFP)


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