A 50-year-old man suspected of having manufactured and installed in the Landes municipalities three dummy guillotines bearing the names of elected officials in favor of the establishment of the health pass will be tried in October for "threat of death against an elected official public ”, announced Friday the parquet floor of Mont-de-Marsan.
After the discovery on Saturday of these fake Saint-Sever, Samadet and Geaune guillotines, the exploitation of CCTV images had shown a man placing this device on the Saint-Sever market square at 10:10 p.m. and leaving after having photographed it, explained the prosecution in a statement.
Identified and arrested Thursday, this Landais with a clean criminal record admitted to having "built and deposited alone" these devices "in wood and cardboard".
He wanted to "alert the mayors concerned of the violation of fundamental freedoms by government decisions" in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
Regretting that the “symbol was badly perceived by elected officials and the media”, he said that he “never had the intention or the conscience to threaten local elected officials with death”.
You are right !!!
I am very worried But where are we going ???
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
- Asmussen (@ jeanetteasmuss1) July 25, 2021
He was placed under judicial control, with a ban on coming into contact with the victims and participating in a demonstration on the public highway, according to the prosecution, which specified that it had not been established that the suspect belonged to " a coordinated collective to carry out similar actions ”.
Elected officials who support the health pass threatened
On these guillotines were stapled thirteen sheets, on which were inscribed the names of 382 elected officials who signed a forum of "support for the liberticidal decisions of the government" published in the Journal du dimanche on July 18, explained the prosecution.
This list was accompanied by a leaflet entitled "prohibition of compulsory health pass and vaccination".
On these pages, eight mayor's names, including one from a Landes municipality, were underlined.
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A fourth guillotine, deposited in front of a store in Hagetmau (Landes), was discovered early Saturday morning and immediately removed by employees.
Two mayors from the Landes had lodged a complaint and the investigation had been entrusted to the Mont-de-Marsan research brigade.
In mid-July, the President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand had also announced to file a complaint following death threats received by deputies supporting vaccine measures and the health pass.
Today 2:25 pm, I receive a very disturbing death threat (by firearm), on this day of #FeteNationale.
A message of great violence but which does not intimidate me.
I will file a complaint tomorrow.
- Patricia MIRALLÈS # Vaccinated💉 (@MIRALLESMP) July 14, 2021