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May 1 violence: the CGT is considering a complaint against the prefect of police

2021-05-06T04:30:46.059Z

The CGT is studying the possibility of filing a complaint against the prefect of police, Didier Lallement, after the violence of May 1 of which it was ...



The CGT is studying the possibility of filing a complaint against the prefect of police, Didier Lallement, after the violence of May 1 of which she was a victim in Paris, said union secretary general Philippe Martinez on Wednesday.

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"

We are studying the possibilities of filing a complaint, including vis-à-vis the prefect of police,

" he said during a press conference at the CGT headquarters in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) . General Secretary of the Ile-de-France CGT Regional Union, Valérie Lesage, for her part, asked that the prefect of police be "

dismissed

" because "

he failed on numerous occasions to protect demonstrators and exercise the law. right to demonstrate

”.

The CGT will also "

ask for the opening of a parliamentary investigation, in order to clarify the management of the maintenance of order during the demonstration of this May 1st, as well as during the demonstrations since 2016, and more particularly on those of May 1st,

”she announced.

The CGT criticizes in particular the police chief of having exposed it to the violence of certain demonstrators on the arrival of the procession place de la Nation, in Paris, by blocking the exit initially planned.

"A change of order during the event"

The prefecture had explained in a

press

release that several union vehicles were engaged "

on the wrong exit

". Valérie Lesage replied that the exit that the trucks wanted to take, towards the Cours de Vincennes, was indeed the one planned according to the declaration receipt for the event. “

There was - it was confirmed to us by the liaison officer at the end of the demonstration, but we were already blocked by the gates - a change of order during the demonstration but he did not have time to tell us keep them informed,

”she underlined.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday that there had been no “

failures

” of the police during the demonstration, evoking a “

fight between + yellow vests + and the CGT

”.

The CGT points to the violence committed by "

the extreme right

".

"

The modus operandi

", with "

something premeditated

" and the "

racist, homophobic, xenophobic slogans

" heard at Place de la Nation are "

characteristic of this extreme right-wing violence

," said Philippe Martinez on Wednesday.

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"

We are analyzing the images, photos, some are known on social networks for their membership, their support for extreme right circles

," he said.

Source: lefigaro

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