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Sainte-Soline: the LBD shots of the two gendarmes in quads conform to "self-defense", concludes the IGGN


The General Inspectorate of the National Gendarmerie indicates this Wednesday in a report that the moving shots of two gendarmes during the prohibited demonstration of March 25 were authorized given the particular circumstances.

The two LBD shots carried out by gendarmes aboard quads in Sainte-Soline (Deux-Sèvres) at the end of March are in accordance with "


" and the soldiers have committed "

no fault

", writes the IGGN in a report posted this Wednesday on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.

These two shots, carried out by gendarmes from a motorized intervention squad (PM2I), and whose images broadcast on social networks had sparked controversy, “were carried out

during the most critical phase of the operation. maintenance of order

”, writes the General Inspectorate of the National Gendarmerie (IGGN) in its report, consulted by France Info and of which AFP has taken note.

This report was sent to the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, by the Director General of the National Gendarmerie, Christian Rodriguez on April 4.

Self-defense supersedes prohibition

Even if shooting LBDs on the move is "


", as the DGGN reminds us in a letter accompanying the report, "

no fault can be found

" against the two soldiers since the two shots were fired "

in the justified framework of self-defense of oneself and of others

" which "


" the ban on shooting in motion, notes the IGGN.

These shots, one stationary and the other while driving, took place in a "

situation of proven danger

" for the gendarmes, while a "

group of ''black blocks'' completes the encirclement

" of the latter, continues the IGGN.

The shots are fired in "

self-defense situation

", "

in the face of dangerous, determined individuals and reiterating violence

", adds the inspection, which relied in particular on the recordings of the soldiers' pedestrian cameras.

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Unconcealed shots

The gendarmes "

never tried to conceal

" the shootings and "

immediately reported it to their hierarchy

", observes the IGGN.


In view of these elements, it seems to me that our soldiers acted with professionalism, proportionality and discernment

", adds Christian Rodriguez in his letter.

The March 25 demonstration in Sainte-Soline against the "


" brought together 6,000 to 8,000 people according to the authorities, 30,000 according to the organizers.

The latter reported 200 injuries, including 40 serious, on the protesters' side - a man still between life and death.

Source: lefigaro

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