Praised for her rigor, her patience and her calm with the students, was the teacher and school principal of Gentioux-Pigerolles on the Millevaches plateau (Creuse) leading operations "detrimental to the interests of the nation"? The judicial police, the gendarmes of Haute-Vienne and the anti-terrorism department arrested the teacher at dawn, Tuesday, June 15, at her home. With her, five other people, three women and two men, were placed in police custody for 96 hours for "destruction and degradation by dangerous means in an organized gang, association of criminals and destruction of property likely to harm the interests of the nation. "
The investigators and the two investigating judges in charge of the case suspect them in the investigation into the arson of cars to the prejudice of Enedis on the night of February 10 to 11, 2020 in Limoges, as well as the relay tower TDF at Cars (Haute-Vienne), January 11, 2021. Some 1.5 million people locally had been deprived of digital terrestrial television and FM radio.
"It is exactly the same scenario as Tarnac which is replayed"
The simultaneous arrests, shortly after 6 a.m., in three distinct communes of Haute-Vienne, Gentioux-Pigerolles, Bussière-Boffy and Cieux provoked the mobilization of inhabitants of the Millevaches plateau, a territory marked by the so-called affair of Tarnac, this small town, where, in November 2008, “anarcho-autonomes” were arrested for acts of sabotage on railways. The affair had ended in a politico-judicial fiasco and the release of the “band of Tarnac”. Tuesday morning, several people insulted the police and gathered this Wednesday morning in front of the Limoges police station.
“It is exactly the same scenario as Tarnac which is replayed. This time, we are not talking about anarcho-autonomes but of the ultra-left. This operation aims to scare the population by using these frightening terms to talk about people who have simply dedicated their lives to the community and to social justice, ”said the people who came to support those in custody.
“If we want to understand these arrests, we must read them in the light of the upcoming elections.
We want to show the population how effective the government is, ”accuses Jean-Paul, the teacher's companion.
“We've been together for 30 years.
She would have committed acts of sabotage, terrorism?
Here, it makes everyone scream with laughter!
My partner is a kindergarten teacher, she is very motherly, and has just had a granddaughter.
"Give us back our teacher"
“I used to lead math workshops in the classes. She was a very good teacher, rigorous, calm and patient with the children. When I was called to tell me the news, I fell from the truck, ”says Véronique, 61 years old. “We are shocked and in misunderstanding. She had been a director for years and we were about to celebrate her retirement. We have never had a single problem with it, ”adds a member of the municipal team, contacted by phone. Huge banners were displayed around the police station, one of which was covered with children's drawings accompanied by the words “Give us back our teacher”.
According to a police source, police custody should make it possible to "determine what is the involvement of each other and their degree of participation in the commission of the facts". But a policewoman assures him: "We can hook some people on the commission of the facts, others were only able to provide support. But there is little risk that the case will be closed ”.