Called on Tuesday to react to the participation of deputies LFI and EELV in the prohibited march on Saturday in Paris, Gérald Darmanin asked the Assembly to pay tribute to the police officers who died in service since 2020. The Insoumis group remained seated.
Questioned this Tuesday during questions to the government on the deputies LFI and EELV who participated on Saturday in the prohibited march in tribute to Adama Traoré, Gérald Darmanin estimated that “those who marched to the sound of Everybody hates the police without leaving, without tweeting, without regretting, do not dishonor the national police, but dishonor its mandate and the opinion of women and politicians”.
A little earlier, the Minister of the Interior affirmed that “the French as a whole were extremely shocked that parliamentarians in rebellion could parade to the sound of Everybody hates the police. So rather than publicizing the extremists who spit on the graves of dead police officers, I would like to read you and I hope you will applaud all the police officers who have died in service and who leave widows, widowers, orphans », That is to say 24 police officers since 2020. All the deputies present stood up and applauded, with the exception of those from rebellious France who remained seated.
“Every year, police and gendarmes die in service. At the statement of their names, LFI refuses to stand up, once again dishonoring their mandate, ”tweeted the deputy of Hauts-de-Seine Maud Bregeon.
Every year, police and gendarmes die in service. At the statement of their names, LFI refuses to stand up, once again dishonouring their mandate.
— Maud BREGEON (@MaudBregeon) July 11, 2023
Sanctions requested against participants in the prohibited march
A little earlier this Tuesday, Aurore Bergé (Renaissance), Laurent Marcangeli (Horizons) and Jean-Paul Mattei (MoDem), the three presidents of the groups of the presidential camp in the Assembly, asked the president, Yaël Braun-Pivet , sanctions against the deputies LFI and EELL who were present at the march for Adama Traoré, the ban by the prefecture.
“Article 70 paragraph 2 of our regulations provides, however, that any member of the Assembly who engages in demonstrations disturbing order may be subject to disciplinary sanctions,” they recalled in a letter. “More serious, these deputies wore their tricolor scarf on this occasion and maintained their presence at a demonstration with the slogan “everyone hates the police”, still indignant the three group leaders, specifically targeting the Insoumis Eric Coquerel , Mathilde Panot, Louis Boyard, Rachel Keke, Carlos Martens Bilongo, Danielle Simonnet, Thomas Portes, Jérôme Legavre, Antoine Léaument, as well as the ecologist Sandrine Rousseau.
A call for sanctions condemned by several rebellious personalities and environmentalists for whom “it is absolutely not up to the Assembly to play the morality police”. “We reproach the parliamentarians for the slogans chanted in a demonstration in which they participated? It’s already totally ridiculous. But from those who have marched in homophobic marches against marriage equality, it does not lack air! “, added the deputy EELV of Yvelines Benjamin Lucas.