Two mayors lodged a complaint on Tuesday, after the discovery in their Landes municipalities of dummy guillotines threatening elected officials in favor of the health pass, reports France Bleu Gascogne.
The Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor's office has opened an investigation.
Bernard Tastet, mayor of Samadet who filed a complaint, has been particularly "recovered" since Saturday, July 24, notes Le Figaro.
That day, individuals left a wooden guillotine in front of a nursing home in his small town.
The machine, which measures more than two meters high, was covered with a text opposing the health pass and a list of several hundred names of French elected officials.
The latter are the signatories of a forum published on July 18 in the JDD which saluted "the courage of the decisions taken by Emmanuel Macron".
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Here is what the doctors and nurses found in front of their doctor's office in Samadet in the Landes yesterday morning A guillotine with a threatening letter https://t.co/f2OJCaWz3b pic.twitter.com/cLODD7xCfR
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“The message against the elect is not trivial.
This is very serious.
And I really do not understand why such an act was committed in our country ”, deplores Bernard Tastet, quoted in the Figaro.
“Most of the inhabitants of Samadet are in favor of the health pass.
The same day, in the town of Geaune located about ten kilometers from Samadet, the mayor Pascale Requenna made a similar discovery, reports France Bleu Gascogne.
The elected decided to file a complaint on Tuesday.
“The guillotine symbol is incredibly violent.
For me, it is a real moral collapse of our society, ”protested the mayor, who is one of the signatories of the platform.
She claims to be "frightened because targeted as elected representative of the Republic, as mayor, regional councilor".
The text stapled on the guillotines suggests that the action is claimed by the “Jean Moulin committee”, which claims to fight for “the fundamental rights of citizens”.
Contacted by France Bleu Gascogne, this committee ensures that it has "never called" for such an act.