He certainly did not expect such success. Psychologist in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and, like many, angry at the lack of resources of the nursing staff, Lucien Cavelier launched an online petition to support a complaint filed by a group of doctors called C19. This is aimed at Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and former Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn, accused by Me Fabrice Di Vizio, lawyer for the group, no more and no less than "state lies".
Five other requests, also targeting some the current Minister of Health Olivier Véran, were also transmitted according to AFP to the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR), the only institution able to judge ministers for acts committed in the exercise of their functions.
Filed Saturday March 21, in the afternoon on Change.org, the petition of Lucien Cavelier this Wednesday crossed the bar of 200,000 signatures, in just four days. We have noticed an “excellent start” on this specialized site, which recorded an influx of Internet users during this period, as well as the registration of numerous petitions linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.
"I told myself that there was a real anger among the population"
"I said to myself that applauding in the evening at 8 p.m. was good, but that we could create a real civic momentum to support the caregivers, sublimate their courage, and unite with them in the requirement of truth that they carry with this complaint ", details the Marseillais," scandalized "by the shortage of masks and basic protection for the medical profession.
“Saturday evening, by logging in, the petition had reached 2,500 signatures, I thought it was not bad. Sunday, we were at 6000, Monday evening at 70,000 ... After the surprise, I told myself that there was a real anger among the population who no longer wants to let the lies and the amateurism of our leaders pass. Let us also hope that they will understand that the public hospital, we need it, and that it is enough to save money. Emergency workers have been on strike for more than a year and are asking for resources! He annoys himself. His initiative has for the moment put balm in the hearts of caregivers, who are numerous, he says, to have sent him thanks.
So he decided to extend the initiative by regularly publishing - with their agreement - photos of caregivers, sent "from the front line". Objective: pay tribute to them, but also show the reality of their difficult daily life. First of them to be honored, this Wednesday: Ingrid, nurse at the Grenoble University Hospital (Isère), posing with a homemade mask, with scraps of fabric…