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Yellow vests: another judicial investigation targets the ex-prefect Lallement, for "arbitrary detention"

2022-09-22T13:16:07.955Z

A former figure of the Yellow Vests denounces an "arbitrary detention" on the sidelines of a demonstration in July 2019 in Paris.



The ex-prefect of Paris Didier Lallement is targeted by a second judicial investigation in Paris after the complaint of the ex-yellow vest Maxime Nicolle denouncing his "arbitrary detention" on the sidelines of the parade of July 14, 2019, we have learned this Thursday from concordant sources.

These festivities had been marked in Paris by tensions, nearly 200 arrests as well as whistles addressed to Emmanuel Macron.

Three figures of the Yellow Vests movement started in November 2018, Éric Drouet, Jérôme Rodrigues and Maxime Nicolle, had been arrested and placed in custody, the first for "rebellion", the others for "organization of an illicit demonstration", before being released a few hours later.

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After a first simple complaint without result, Maxime Nicolle filed a complaint in Paris with a civil action, which almost automatically leads to the appointment of an investigating judge.

A magistrate was recently appointed to investigate this case, we recently learned from Maxime Nicolle's lawyer, Me Juan Branco.

The information was confirmed by a source familiar with the matter.

The Yellow Vest recounts having gone that day without a distinctive sign to the Champs-Élysées in Paris "to attend the festivities of July 14", which had been the subject of an order aimed at avoiding any gathering of militants of this movement.

A “targeted arrest”

He claims to have been the subject of a "targeted arrest" before his placement in police custody for "organization of a demonstration on the public highway having been prohibited", a procedure closed in the afternoon by the public prosecutor's office. Paris.

For him, "no element (…) could justify" this "political arrest aimed at (the) intimidation, at (the) stigmatization" and at "(the) prevention, without legal basis, from (going) to the Champs-Élysées during the parade”.

“This judicial investigation, the opening of which has been requested since 2019, will have to determine who, within the Élysée, the Ministry of the Interior and the Paris police headquarters, ordered and supervised the arbitrary arrest of Maxime Nicolle, a very serious and illegal fact, unfit for a democratic regime,” commented Me Branco.

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“The instrumentalization of law enforcement and the judiciary is unacceptable,” he stressed.

Another judicial investigation in Paris has recently targeted Didier Lallement, accused by two other figures of the Yellow Vests, Priscillia Ludosky and Faouzi Lellouche, of having endangered them by "nassant" and preventing them from demonstrating in Paris in November 2019. lawyer for the ex-prefect of police did not react immediately.

Source: leparis

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