Several offices of elected officials were targeted during the weekend, after the triggering of article 49.3 on the pension reform and on the eve of the examination of motions of censure tabled by the opposition.
In Nice, the permanence of the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes and president of the group Les Républicains in the Assembly, Eric Ciotti, was stoned to push him to vote the motion of censure, denounced the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes on Twitter, photos supporting.
“Last night my permanence was stoned. The thugs who did this want to violently pressure my vote on Monday”, wrote the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes on Twitter, photos in support. We see one of the showcases in pieces and the inscription “the motion or the pavement”. He filed a complaint and an investigation was opened, the prefecture told Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Mr. Ciotti received the support of his camp, but also of elected Renaissance or leftists like the socialist Jérôme Guedj. But for LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “Mr. Ciotti is in a very bad position to complain” because he had not condemned the degradation of LFI permanence in the past.
“Obviously none of us can approve of the attack on a parliamentary office. But if you don’t want violence, accept democracy.”added Mr. Mélenchon during a broadcast for RTL, Le Figaro and LCI. The president of the LR affirms him: “I will never give in to the new disciples of Terror”. In a press release, he accuses the Insoumis, who “Legitimize by their speeches and their actions, this unacceptable violence”.
In favor of the much-contested pension reform, Mr. Ciotti indicated that his party would not vote ” none “ motions of censure tabled against the government, so as not to “add chaos to chaos”. But a handful of deputies from his camp have announced that they will at least vote for the transpartisan motion presented by the independent group Liot.
A hanged man drawn on a permanence of the majority
Other pro-reform parliamentarians have been targeted since Thursday. The permanence of the senator of Pas-de-Calais Amel Gacquerre (Centrist Union) was tagged on Friday. A hanged man was drawn on that of Renaissance deputy Guillaume Gouffier Valente, in Val-de-Marne, AFP noted on Sunday.
The public prosecutor of Colmar, Catherine Sorita-Minard, also confirmed to AFP the opening on Saturday of an investigation for “intimidation of an elected official”, after degradations on the permanence in Colmar of the deputy of Haut-Rhin, Brigitte Klinkert. entries like “You vote against us, we will remember it” were affixed to it, as reported the newspaper Alsace.
Renaissance MP Karl Olive 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.
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As of Thursday evening, the patron saint of Renaissance deputies Aurore Bergé had asked the Minister of the Interior to “mobilize the services of the State” 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 on Sunday during the program Questions politiques for Franceinfo, France Inter and The world.