While the office of deputy Eric Ciotti in Nice was stoned overnight from Saturday to Sunday, other elected officials are targeted, after the government’s recourse to 49.3 and the filing of motions of censure.
“Retirement at 64 is no. You vote against us, we will remember that.” Six posters with this message have been posted on the premises of the Renaissance deputy for Haut-Rhin, Brigitte Klinkert, franceinfo learned from the public prosecutor of Colmar, Catherine Sorita-Minard. An investigation for “intimidation of an elected official” was opened on Saturday March 18, said the magistrate.
After the government’s recourse to 49.3 on pension reform, several majority or right-wing deputies were targeted. The permanence of the boss of the Republicans, Eric Ciotti, was stoned on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) for “lobby” and that he votes on Monday for the transpartisan motion of censure tabled by the independent group Liot.
“Is it normal to worry about our safety?”
Other parliamentarians have been targeted since Thursday. The permanence of the senator of Pas-de-Calais Amel Gacquerre (Centrist Union), who abstained in the final vote in the Senate Thursday, was tagged Friday. “Is it normal to worry about our own safety or that of our loved ones because we are elected?”, did she react in the columns of The voice of the North.
The Renaissance deputy Guillaume Gouffier Valente saw his permanence in the Val-de-Marne decked out with a hanged man, AFP noted on Sunday. His colleague Karl Olive (Yvelines) for his part testified that he came to the RMC studio on Sunday, under police protection, after threats. “Demonstrating is a right. Destroying is a crime” And “I wish we had a firm hand”did he declare.
We can oppose, we can challenge.
But insulting, intimidating, threatening is inadmissible. #democracy
Thank you to the security forces for their efficiency.
Full support for fellow MPs whose offices have been vandalized. @KlinkertBrigitt @ECiotti
— KARL OLIVE MP (@KARLOLIVE) March 19, 2023
The permanence of the deputy Renaissance of Gironde Sophie Panonacle was also targeted “by acts of vandalism”, announcement sunday on Twitter the prefecture of New Aquitaine and Gironde, specifying that the prefect “denounces these intolerable acts” and that an investigation has been opened.
Aurore Bergé asks for the protection of parliamentarians
MEP LR Agnès Evren said on Saturday that she was going to file a complaint For “death threats”. “These extremists refuse debate, have no respect for their political adversaries, are openly inspired by Terror. Do not underestimate the danger any longer, she wrote on Twitter.
I am now receiving death threats. These extremists refuse debate, have no respect for their political adversaries, are openly inspired by the Terror
Do not underestimate the danger any longer.
Every threat of this type will now be the subject of a complaint. #democracy pic.twitter.com/T9PH2iOJyI
—Agnes Evren (@AgnesEvren) March 19, 2023
MP LR Frédérique Meunier (Corrèze) explained on BFMTV to also be the target of threats. “We receive 200, 300, 400 emails, day and night. (…) We have the impression that tomorrow they are going to decapitate us, it’s terrible, we have real stress”, did she testify.
As of Thursday evening, the patroness of the Renaissance deputies, Aurore Bergé, had asked the Minister of the Interior to “mobilize state services” for the “protection of parliamentarians”. “I don’t want us to have deputies, whoever they are, who tomorrow fear the use of violence so that in the end their vote changes”she repeated Sunday to Franceinfo-France Inter-The world.
Source: France TV Info